F.Y.R.O.M.

The leadership of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is on Twitter, but the account of the president is dormant and the prime minister has linked his account to his Facebook page. The government has used the official Twitter account to discuss the on-going dispute with Greece about the country’s name.

President of F.Y.R.O.M. GjorgeIvanov

Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov has only sent three tweets on his personal Twitter account. “Preparing for the upcoming campaign” reads the first tweet of Gjorge Ivanov on 29 January 2009, two months before the presidential elections, which he eventually won. The two other tweets on his account link to his campaign blog. He has not tweeted since 17 February 2009.

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GjorgeIvanov

@GjorgeIvanov

Peer connections (as of November 2014)

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:3
Following:0
Followers:857
Joined Twitter: 01/29/2009
Language: Macedonian
Status: Dormant since 17.02.2009
Tweets/day: 0
Retweets:
Mentions/Tweet:
Replies/Tweet:
Tweets retweeted: 67%
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Prime Minister of F.Y.R.O.M. Nikola Gruevski

Nikola Gruevski has linked his Twitter feed to his Facebook page, automatically posting news and photos of his activities from Facebook to his Twitter followers. He tweets in Macedonian, but important messages are send in English such as the claim that “Greece's practice to breach international law and undertaken engagements undermines EU credibility”, sent on 14 December 2012. For a long time his most popular tweet has been “Thanks to over 60,000 supporters!” by which he probable meant his Facebook fans and not his then 3,000 Twitter followers. However, in 2014 his most popular tweet was his Easter message: “Christ Is Risen!” which was only retweetd 11 times. @GruevskiNikola mutually follows his Foreign Minister @NikolaPoposki, and the government of Macedonia @vladamk.

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Nikola Gruevski

@GruevskiNikola

Премиер на Република Македонија и лидер на ВМРО-ДПМНЕ / Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia and leader of VMRO-DPMNE

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:3,382
Following:34
Followers:4,194
Joined Twitter: 05/16/2011
Language: Macedonian
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 2.96
Retweets: 0%
Mentions/Tweet: 0
Replies/Tweet:
Tweets retweeted: 21%
Most mentioned @BarackObama (1)

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Government of F.Y.R.O.M. Влада на Македонија

The government in Skopje tweets in Macedonian and sometimes in English on average six times a day sharing links to news items on the government’s website. The government account does not @reply, but @mentions other Twitter users in half of its posts. Furthermore, the account uses over three hashtags per tweet, most often #Macedonia. In July 2013 the government rejoiced in English because “#Macedonia gets an extra vote with #Croatia's accession to the #EU”. Its most popular tweet has been the aid assured by the government to the victims of the floods in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina on 20 May 2014. @VladaMK is only connected to two other world leaders, namely the Foreign Ministry of Sweden @swemfa and the Government of Croatia @vladarh.

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Влада на Македонија

@VladaMK

ВЛАДА НА РЕПУБЛИfacebook.com/VladaMKАyoutube.com/VladaMakedonijams http://t.co/8N6XmTUFnH

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:7,811
Following:19
Followers:2,731
Joined Twitter: 09/30/2011
Language: Macedonian
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 5.12
Retweets:
Mentions/Tweet: 0.53
Replies/Tweet: 0
Tweets retweeted: 8%
Most mentioned @GruevskiNikola (685), @ZoranStavreski (156), @SpiroRistovski (110), @SpasovDime (106), @TodorovNikola (103), @Mile_Janakieski (86), @G_Jankuloska (66), @NikolaPoposki (62), @InvestMacedonia (61), @iivanovski (34)

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Foreign Minister of F.Y.R.O.M. Nikola Poposki

Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki set up its personal Twitter account on 26 August 2011 and he tweets predominantly in English, often sharing pictures of his meetings. The account is very formal, broadcasting official news about Macedonia’s international affairs with link to the website of the foreign ministry. @NikolaPoposki does not @reply to other users and barely @mentions followers. Only 17% of his posts have been retweeted and the most popular tweet was sent on 29 April 2014 about the accession to EU and NATO. Nikola Poposki follows 20 peers and is mutually connected to seven other leaders, mainly from Eastern and Central Europe, as well to the @EU_Commission and the European External Action Service @EU_eeas.

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Nikola Poposki

@NikolaPoposki

Official channel of the Macedonian Minister of Foreign Affairs, maintained by PR OFFICE

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:847
Following:115
Followers:2,074
Joined Twitter: 08/26/2011
Language: Macedonian
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.73
Retweets: 3%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.11
Replies/Tweet: 0.01
Tweets retweeted: 21%
Most mentioned @LSEE_LSE (9), @end_svc (6), @NikolaPoposki (6), @NATO (6), @CEI_Secretariat (5), @AtlanticCouncil (4), @FedericaMog (3), @edgarsrinkevics (3), @sebastiankurz (3), @NATOdsg (2)

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