The Swiss government is one of the latest government to set up an official account on Twitter in mid-July 2012 through its official spokesperson André Simonazzi.
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None of the seven members of the Swiss Bundesrat, the Federal Council, which has a rotating presidency, has an active personal Twitter account. The government opted to set up an institutional account for the spokesperson @BR_Sprecher. André Simonazzi has been tweeting in German, French, Italian and Romansch since 16 June 2012. “My Twitter is open! The aim? Better inform about the Federal Council thanks to this additional channel. And create dialogue whenever possible" Since starting out on Twitter more than a quarter of his tweets are @replies to questions from Swiss bloggers indicating that other members of the government might soon join Twitter.
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