Slovenia

Slovenian leaders are trying to engage with the population using Twitter as a means of communication. The prime minister and president both have personal accounts and the government and foreign ministry are represented with institutional accounts.

President of Slovenia Borut Pahor

Slovenian President Borut Pahor opened his personal Twitter account on 13 September 2012. He is quite active with more than five tweets per day. The account regularly posts pictures in all kind of situations, ranging from formal meetings to cleaning a cow shed and getting his hands dirty preparing homemade bread on a farm. The President rarely @replies, but in a third of his posts mentions other users, mainly the two news accounts @24ur_com and @STA_novice. He follows four other leaders and institutions.

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Borut Pahor

@BorutPahor

Uradni račun predsednika Republike Slovenije Boruta Pahorja. Tvita ekipa, tviti PRS označeni z BP/Official channel of the President of the Republic of Slovenia

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:4,508
Following:635
Followers:16,130
Joined Twitter: 07/13/2012
Language: Slovenian
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 4.54
Retweets: 8%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.29
Replies/Tweet: 0.06
Tweets retweeted: 51%
Most mentioned @TeamSlovenia (84), @TinaMaze (55), @Lipko2013 (42), @SloskiSZS (37), @BorutPahor (37), @EuroBasket (36), @Slovenskavojska (25), @STA_novice (22), @UN (21), @BledStrategicF (18)

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Prime Minister of Slovenia dr. Miro Cerar

Slovenia’s Prime Minister Miro Cerar joined Twitter on 2 June 2014, the day he formed his new political party. Prime Minister Cerar mainly tweets in Slovenian, unless he wants to make a foreign policy statement as he did when he announced Slovenia’s candidate for the EU Commissioner position. @MiroCerar tweets on average twice a day, but he is not yet connected with any other foreign leader on Twitter, mutually only following the government account @vladaRS.

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dr. Miro Cerar

@MiroCerar

Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia / Uradni račun predsednika Vlade Republike Slovenije dr. Mira Cerarja in predsednika stranke SMC. Zanj tvita ekipa.

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:420
Following:151
Followers:4,583
Joined Twitter: 08/08/2013
Language: Slovenian
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 2.7
Retweets: 4%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.3
Replies/Tweet: 0.1
Tweets retweeted: 54%
Most mentioned @rtvslo (16), @radioPrvi (14), @violeta (7), @24ur_com (4), @Delo (3), @FDISummit (3), @ABratusek (2), @Zigggmund (2), @daresi (2), @umanotera (2)

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Government of Slovenia Vlada R. Slovenije

The Twitter account of the Slovenian government was set up on 12 June 2009, when Borut Pahor was Prime Minister. It posts in Slovenian and it has set up a specific English language account @GovSlovenia in November 2013. However, the first not only has roughly thirty times more followers, but is as well much more active with 1.5 tweets per day. The Slovenian account mainly broadcasts official government news about meetings and public issues. The @VladaRS accounts has become increasingly conversational replying to other users in every third tweet and mentioning other users in almost every second post. Furthermore, the account unilaterally follows 8 global leaders and is mutually connected to 12.

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Vlada R. Slovenije

@vladaRS

Tvita Urad vlade za komuniciranje. | English account @govSlovenia

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:3,082
Following:10,096
Followers:18,428
Joined Twitter: 06/12/2009
Language: Slovenian
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 1.55
Retweets: 23%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.42
Replies/Tweet: 0.3
Tweets retweeted: 24%
Most mentioned @darkob (56), @petrasovdat (44), @Che27Che (39), @AlanBStard2 (22), @jskrablin (19), @kricac (17), @Mojcica83 (17), @had (16), @RomanJakic (15), @lajnar_EU (15)

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Foreign Ministry of Slovenia MFA SLOVENIA

The Foreign Ministry of Slovenia set up a Twitter account on 20 September 2010, tweeting on average four times a day in English and Slovenian on the same account. The account is not engaging in conversations with other Twitter users but does often @mention President @BorutPahor and the Bled Strategic Forum @BledStrategicF. The account also retweets news from its embassies around the world and often posts pictures of Minister Erjevac meeting foreign visitors. The Slovenian foreign ministry is particularly well connected, following 41 other world leaders and is mutually connected to 39 peers.

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MFA SLOVENIA

@MZZRS

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia. Ministrstvo za zunanje zadeve Republike Slovenije. Tvita služba za odnose z javnostmi MZZ.

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:4,864
Following:845
Followers:4,091
Joined Twitter: 09/20/2010
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 4.49
Retweets: 45%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.28
Replies/Tweet: 0.03
Tweets retweeted: 25%
Most mentioned @BledStrategicF (62), @MZZRS (50), @BorutPahor (44), @vladaRS (26), @UN (22), @TeamSlovenia (21), @NATO (16), @Sochi2014 (11), @EuroBasket (11), @STA_novice (11)

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