President of Romania Traian Basescu
President Traian Băsescu set-up a personal Twitter account on 2 November 2009, just weeks before the Romanian presidential elections. After beating his opponent Mircea Geoană in the run-off election on 6 December 2009, @tbasescu tweeted only occasionally until July 2012. The account was revived then for the President’s impeachment referendum, which Traian Băsescu won, and later that same year for the general election campaign. Since Election Day on 9 December 2012 the account has been silent, as the President prefers to interact with fans on his Facebook page. President Băsescu used his Twitter feed purely as a campaign tool, but despite the lack of activity and engagement, the number of his followers continues to grow. In 2012 Traian Băsescu famously tweeted: “The Titanic wouldn't have sunk if I were captain”!
Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)
|Status:||Dormant since 09.12.2012|
|Most mentioned||@haotik (2), @loic (1), @BeerTweetMeet (1), @chinezu (1), @turcescu (1), @padehillerin (1).|
Salut! Pentru ca in trecut au existat conturi false facute in numele meu, am decis sa fiu chiar eu aici. Confirmarea pe www.basescu.ro.— Traian Basescu (@tbasescu) November 2, 2009
Most popular tweet
Cu adevărul și cu Constituția mergem la referendum.— Traian Basescu (@tbasescu) July 6, 2012