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 June 2014)

Tweets:4,100
Following:626
Followers:11,972
Joined Twitter: 07/13/2012
Language: Slovenian
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 5.41
Retweets: 8%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.31
Replies/Tweet: 0.07
Tweets retweeted: 51%
Most mentioned @BorutPahor (95), @TeamSlovenia (82), @TinaMaze (56), @Lipko2013 (42), @SloskiSZS (37), @EuroBasket (36), @Slovenskavojska (21), @STA_novice (14), @lovehokej (14), @24ur_com (13).

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First tweet

Translation: In a few minutes a press conference will begin RT @MatjaNemec 5 to go! pic.twitter.com/uNP4JLUr

Most popular tweet

Translation: The President of Slovenia visited in the locker room, where he brought a Jersey with signatures. @lovehokej @TeamSlovenia @Sochi2014 #risi #hockey

Prime Minister of Slovenia Alenka Bratušek

Slovenia’s Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek joined Twitter on 27 June 2013, one month after she became prime minister but she only activated her account on 13 April 2014. With a post every two days she has not been particularly active and conversational with only few @replies and retweets. However, in every fourth post she @mentions other Twitter users, mainly politicians from her Positive Slovenia Party. She follows eleven world leaders but they haven’t returned the favour.

Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:132
Following:118
Followers:1,892
Joined Twitter: 06/27/2013
Language: Slovenian
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.5
Retweets: 4%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.25
Replies/Tweet: 0.03
Tweets retweeted: 60%
Most mentioned @ABratusek (3), @Xavier_Bettel (2), @tfajon (2), @AngelikaMlinar (2), @verjamem (2), @Number10gov (1), @citylordmayor (1), @cityoflondon (1), @OECD (1), @sirgrahamwatson (1).

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First tweet

Translation: The first and the last year ... In the new year I enter with hope and confidence. Will not be easy, but we will succeed. Together. Alenka

Most popular tweet

Translation: If you really think all this talk, we go to the polls before the summer. A. B.

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 74 global leaders and is mutually connected to 13.

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Vlada R. Slovenije

@vladaRS

Tvita Urad vlade za komuniciranje. | English account @govSlovenia

Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:2,833
Following:9,117
Followers:14,289
Joined Twitter: 06/12/2009
Language: Slovenian
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 1.53
Retweets: 22%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.44
Replies/Tweet: 0.29
Tweets retweeted: 24%
Most mentioned @darkob (55), @MinistricaMDDSZ (41), @petrasovdat (41), @Che27Che (39), @AlanBStard2 (21), @jskrablin (19), @RomanJakic (15), @kizidor (14), @MZZRS (14), @had (13).

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First tweet

Translation: Video Press Conference after the 31. regular government session: http://tinyurl.com/0611NK

Most popular tweet

Translation: To recapitalize three banks (NLB, NKBM, Abanka) will require 3,012 billion. LIVE on http://bit.ly/IQYyex

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 oftenm posts pictures of Minister Erjevac meeting foreign visitors. The Slovenian foreign ministry is particularly well connected, following 46 other world leaders and is mutually connected to 35 peers.

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MFA SLOVENIA

@MZZRS

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia. Ministrstvo za zunanje zadeve Republike Slovenije. Tvitava Urška Potočnik in @TimSoos.

Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:4,556
Following:831
Followers:3,299
Joined Twitter: 09/20/2010
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 4.05
Retweets: 44%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.27
Replies/Tweet: 0.03
Tweets retweeted: 21%
Most mentioned @BledStrategicF (54), @BorutPahor (44), @MZZRS (44), @vladaRS (26), @TeamSlovenia (23), @UN (21), @NATO (14), @ITF_fund (11), @EuroBasket (11), @STA_novice (11).

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