Government of Greece Prime Minister, GR
@PrimeMinisterGR is an institutional account set up on 12 January 2010 by digitally-savvy Prime Minister George Papandreou. It has since passed on to Prime Ministers Papademos, Pikrammenos and Samaras. Initially the account was particularly interactive and used to live tweet the prime minister’s speeches, using hashtags such as #greekpmlive and #euco. A shift to a more formal tone is evident since Antonis Samaras took over, with @PrimeMinisterGR mainly sharing links to official statements and press releases, as well as videos from speeches and statements. The account tweets exclusively in Greek, with the occasional tweet in English such as “Greece is changing. What is important is to persevere, so the sacrifices of the Greek people are not lost” sent on 19 March 2012. As interest in Greece remains high, the account has added another 17,000 followers in the past year. The administrators of the account have deleted 550 tweets sent in 2011 and 2012 including its most retweeted tweet announcing that the accounts of the prime minister on Twitter, Flickr, YouTube are institutional and will be handed to the new prime minister.
Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)
|Most mentioned||@euHvR (3), @MinDevGR (3), @neademokratia (3), @Elysee (2), @simonsinek (2), @syriza_gr (2), @govgr (2), @cathpain (1), @BBCHARDtalk (1), @WSJeurope (1)|
Greek PM, George Papandreou, tells Christiane Amanpour he sees financial crisis as an opportunity to change. http://bit.ly/bMzh4C— Prime Minister, GR (@PrimeministerGR) February 16, 2010
Most popular tweet
"Αύριο θα σχηματίσω νέα κυβέρνηση και αμέσως μετά θα ζητήσω ψήφο εμπιστοσύνης από τη Βουλή. Είναι ώρα ευθύνης."— Prime Minister, GR (@PrimeministerGR) June 15, 2011