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. Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki uses his Twitter account ot connect with his peers.

Tweets from F.Y.R.O.M. leaders

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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Peer connections (as of April 2015)

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 01/29/2009
Language: Macedonian
Status: Dormant since 17.02.2009
Tweets/day: 0.00
Tweets retweeted: 67%
Most mentioned
Average of retweets 4

First tweet

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


Претседател на ВМРО-ДПМНЕ / President of @VMRO_DPMNE

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 05/16/2011
Language: Macedonian
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 2.93
Retweets: 0%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.00
Tweets retweeted: 22%
Most mentioned @BarackObama (1).
Average of retweets 1

First tweet

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

The government in Skopje tweets in Macedonian and sometimes in English on average four 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 amost two-thirds of its posts mainly Prime Minister @GruevskiNikola. 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”. @VladaMK is not yet well connected to its peers, mutually following only Prime Minister @GruevskiNikola and Foreign Minister @NikolaPoposki.

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Влада на Македонија


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

Peer connections (as of April 2015)

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 09/30/2011
Language: Macedonian
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 4.50
Mentions/Tweet: 0.64
Replies/Tweet: 0.00
Tweets retweeted: 9%
Most mentioned @GruevskiNikola (827), @ZoranStavreski (187), @SpasovDime (137), @TodorovNikola (126), @SpiroRistovski (117), @Mile_Janakieski (99), @NikolaPoposki (79), @G_Jankuloska (76), @InvestMacedonia (68), @iivanovski (41).
Average of retweets 1

First tweet

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, including 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 rarely @replies to other users sometimes @mentions other followers. The most used hashtag on the account are #Macedonia, #Brussels and #EU. Nikola Poposki is well connected with his peers, mutually following 16 other foreign ministers and foreign minisitres.

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Nikola Poposki


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

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 08/26/2011
Language: Macedonian
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.78
Retweets: 5%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.19
Replies/Tweet: 0.01
Tweets retweeted: 24%
Most mentioned @ditmirbushati (10), @LSEE_LSE (9), @sebastiankurz (7), @NATO (6), @NikolaPoposki (6), @edgarsrinkevics (6), @end_svc (6), @MevlutCavusoglu (6), @CEI_Secretariat (5), @FedericaMog (5).
Average of retweets 2

First tweet