The Romanian President and Prime Minister both have official Twitter accounts, but while the Prime Minister’s is very active, the President’s feed is linked to his Facebook page, which is the most followed of any European leader. The government’s tweets were automatically generated by content on other social media platforms until recent months, when it started gradually increasing its engagement with other users. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs became very active in 2014, significantly more interactive and connected, tweeting mostly in English.

Tweets from Romania leaders

President of Romania Klaus Iohannis

@KlausIohannis is the personal Twitter account of the new Romania president, launched on 2 September 2014, a few months before the presidential elections. During the election campaign, as well as after his election, on 24 November 2014, the Twitter feed is mostly automatically generated from his personal Facebook page. The president’s Facebook page, which is currently the most followed of any European leader, with over 1.5 million fans gathered in less than a year, is also the main communication tool of the presidential administration. In contrast to the very active and interactive Facebook presence, on Twitter the president has had little direct activity and only limited interactions with other users. Nevertheless, @KlausIohannis continues to attract followers, which show considerable interest to all the messages shared by the account. @KlausIohannis is not yet connected to his peers, mutually following no other world leader..

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Klaus Iohannis


Peer connections (as of April 2015)

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 08/25/2014
Language: Romanian
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 3.52
Mentions/Tweet: 0.00
Replies/Tweet: 0.00
Tweets retweeted: 68%
Most mentioned @ClaudiaTocila (1).
Average of retweets 6

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Prime Minister of Romania Victor Ponta

Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta started tweeting on 27 September 2010, but until mid-October 2013 the feed was mostly automatically generated from his personal Facebook page and his blog. Since then, the account, run by the Prime Minister’s staff, has gradually intensified its use of images, videos, and links, as well as its level of engagement with other accounts, from foreign government officials, to diplomatic missions in Romania, journalists etc., @Victor_Ponta also occasionally posts messages in other languages besides Romanian. However, the most remarkable change in early 2015 has been the decision to make important announcements on Twitter before doing so through any other official channel, becoming an important source for breaking news for the Romanian media. @Victor_Ponta is mutually connected to six other world leaders.

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Victor Ponta


Contul oficial de Twitter, gestionat de Echipa VP / Official Twitter account, run by Victor Ponta’s Staff

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 06/16/2010
Language: Romanian
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 3.10
Retweets: 1%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.04
Replies/Tweet: 0.01
Tweets retweeted: 72%
Most mentioned @YouTube (46), @MartinSchulz (12), @IurieLeanca (6), @David_Cameron (6), @JoeBiden (4), @matteorenzi (4), @guv_ro (4), @CrinAntonescu09 (2), @thetimes (2), @sorinoprescu (2).
Average of retweets 16

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Government of Romania Guvernul României

The Romanian Government joined Twitter in 2009, but only started tweeting on February 20, 2013. Until recent months, the government’s Twitter was linked to the institution’s Facebook and YouTube accounts. Now its feed is a mix of messages, from the Government’s posts on other digital platforms, to the tweets of national, European or global accounts from various sectors, which @guv_ro promotes mainly by retweets or by favouriting them. The account regularly announces the live feed of the weekly government session, it tweets live from special events, and actively engages with other users. Despite the heterogeneous mix, the three most used hashtags by @guv_ro (#odd15, #datedeschise, #opendataday) indicate that open data is a priority of the Government’s own messages on Twitter.

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Guvernul României


Pagina oficială de Twitter a Guvernului României

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 03/31/2009
Language: Romanian
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 1.87
Retweets: 10%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.08
Replies/Tweet: 0.02
Tweets retweeted: 22%
Most mentioned @YouTube (65), @RaduPuchiu (13), @ltomuta (7), @guv_ro (6), @ukinromania (5), @SuiuMarius (3), @Victor_Ponta (3), @jaunetom (2), @AmbasadaSUA (2), @deanthompson (2).
Average of retweets 2

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Foreign Ministry of Romania MAERomania

The Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched its Twitter account on 1 November 2009, and after two years of daily tweets, two other years of occasional posts followed. However, 2014 was a turning point in the Ministry’s activity on Twitter. @MAERomania gradually became a very active, dynamic and interactive user and it is currently Romania’s main digital diplomacy channel, tweeting mostly in English, but also in other foreign languages, on occasion. The constant activity of the account includes the use of images, videos, hashtags, and interactions with representatives of national and international institutions, of non-government organisations, and civil society. @MAERomania is very well connected to his peers, mutually following 37 other world leaders.

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Official account of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Tweeting the latest news about Romanian diplomacy.

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 10/15/2009
Language: Romanian
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 1.23
Retweets: 3%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.09
Replies/Tweet: 0.06
Tweets retweeted: 26%
Most mentioned @ro_xygen (29), @cri_ned (18), @GeoAtreides (17), @Infinity_Guy (12), @MAERomania (7), @chinezu (6), @nagyjeno (5), @bluegod (5), @LaurentFabius (4), @jensstoltenberg (4).
Average of retweets 3

First tweet