Argentina

The Argentinian president is the second most followed political leader in Latin America. While not very conversational with her followers she does however connect with her Latin American peers on Twitter and focuses on public announcements.

President of Argentina Cristina Kirchner

When Cristina Fernández de Kirchner started to tweet @CFKArgentina on 26 August 2010 she immediately began a Twitter conversation with her peers, former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and former Chilean President Sebastián Piñera. The Argentinean president is one of the most connected world leaders and when her husband Néstor Kirchner died of a Heart attack on October 2010 many of her Twitter friends tweeted messages of condolences. Following the death of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez, Cristina Fernandez remembered him on Twitter: “Commander Chavez, the comrade and friend, has definitively entered in history. Men like Chavez don’t die, they sow”. She also celebrated what she called "the decade accomplished" after 10 years of Kirchner’s administration started in 2003: “Without any doubt that the decade that began on May 25, 2003 is a decade accomplished by all Argentines”. The account makes good use of pictures and videos and uses a very personal approach, posting long texts divided in several tweets. This has become a trademark of the presidential use of Twitter. She also posted several selfies including one taken by the staff during the opening of the Facebook offices in Buenos Aires.

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Cristina Kirchner

@CFKArgentina

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Presidenta de la Nación Argentina. En facebookfacebook.com/CFKArgentinad6

Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:5,756
Following:67
Followers:2,894,864
Joined Twitter: 04/30/2010
Language: Spanish
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 7.07
Retweets:
Mentions/Tweet: 0.02
Replies/Tweet:
Tweets retweeted: 100%
Most mentioned @CasaRosadaAR (22), @Pontifex_es (3), @fhollande (3), @SEDRONAR (3), @NicolasMaduro (3), @RandazzoF (2), @minsaurralde (2), @MiguelAPichetto (2), @Horacio_Cartes (2), @dilmabr (2).

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First tweet

Translation: Soon we will have developments in this direction.

Most popular tweet

Translation: To your health Francis I http://t.co/a1ujwamYmk

Government of Argentina Casa Rosada

Casa Rosada, (Pink House), named after the official seat of the presidential administration is the official Twitter account of the Argentinean Presidency. It tweets the most important government statements and activities, as well as presidential activities, Chief of Cabinet and its Ministers daily work. @CasaRosadaAR wrote its first tweet on September 3, 2011 as a way of reporting governmental announcements and promoting presidential activities. The account usually re-tweets what the president and her ministers tweet. During the last elections, the social network was used to communicate the requirements needed to vote, especially for young people under 18, who were able to vote for the first time: “If you are 16 years or you turn 16 years old before October 27, there are only eight days to renew the @Nuevo_DNI. Only if you register you will be able to vote”. Unlike the personal account of Cristina Fernández, @CasaRosadaAR uses the third person with a formal language. The account follows seven other Latin American presidents as well as senior government officials, public institutions, and multilateral International organisations. The President made headlines in early April 2014 when she blocked the Twitter account of the Falkland islanders @Falklands_utd.

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Casa Rosada

@CasaRosadaAR

Twitter Oficial de la Casa de Gobierno de la República Argentina casarosada.gob.ar9

Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:4,318
Following:116
Followers:158,825
Joined Twitter: 06/07/2010
Language: Spanish
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 4.13
Retweets: 22%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.18
Replies/Tweet: 0.01
Tweets retweeted: 77%
Most mentioned @CFKArgentina (399), @RandazzoF (34), @TecnopolisArg (11), @jmcapitanich (8), @TV_Publica (7), @Nuevo_DNI (6), @Pontifex_es (5), @Sabbatella (5), @MiguelAPichetto (5), @ansesgob (4).

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First tweet

Translation: The President @CFKArgentina presented on Monday the production goals of the Strategic Plan

Most popular tweet

Translation: Message from the President, November 18, 2013. http://youtu.be/X6176iSszGM

Foreign Ministry of Argentina CancilleriaArgentina

@MRECIC_ARG is the official account of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Religion of Argentina. Opened on 31 July 2010, the Argentinian Foreign Ministry uses Twitter to report the activities of Minister Héctor Timmerman who does not have a personal Twitter account. It also reports on agreements with other Latin America countries, and summaries the activities of Mercosur (Southern Common Market), Unasur (Union of South American Nations), among others. The Malvinas issue is also important as the account uses the hashtag #CuestiónMalvinas (#MalvinasIssue) to post news regarding this topic. On the occasion of the dispute between Argentina and Ghana over the seizure of an Argentinian navy vessel because of a debt dispute, the account had a strong activity, constantly reporting on the latest developments. Finally, and after the navy ship was released from Ghana, @MRECIC_ARG tweeted: “The Frigate Libertad has been released”.

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CancilleriaArgentina

@MRECIC_ARG

Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto de la República Argentina.

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Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:1,896
Following:0
Followers:25,872
Joined Twitter: 07/27/2010
Language: Spanish
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 1.33
Retweets:
Mentions/Tweet: 0
Replies/Tweet:
Tweets retweeted: 83%
Most mentioned @FilmusDaniel (1), @mfa_russia (1).

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First tweet

Translation: Argentina - Egypt: Meeting of the Joint Commission and Foreign Ministers meeting http://www.cancilleria.gov.ar/portal/novedades/c-10-285-1.pdf

Most popular tweet

Translation: Argentina withdrew its ambassador from Paraguay. Press http://mrecic.gob.ar/com.php? search = 5884…