Contrary to her predecessor, Sebastián Piñera, Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet doesn’t have a personal Twitter profile. Former President @SebastianPinera was the first Chilean politician to join Twitter in February 2008 and under his leadership all government ministers opened official personal Twitter accounts.

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President of Chile Prensa Michelle

The @PrensaMichelle Twitter account is a typical campaign account. It was created on 25 March 2013 by the press office of Michelle Bachelet for her election campaign. The account was particularly active during the election campaign with 12 tweets each day but has been dormant since 16 March 2014, when Bachelet took over as President. The verified account which has almost 60,000 followers is only mutually following Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. The last tweet of the account is the statement the @PresidentaMB is not an official account of the president.

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 03/25/2013
Language: Spanish
Status: Dormant since 16.03.2014
Tweets/day: 5.42
Retweets: 4%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.23
Replies/Tweet: 0.08
Tweets retweeted: 91%
Most mentioned @alvaroelizalde (77), @canal13 (12), @adnradiochile (12), @DesdeZero977 (10), @elinformanteTVN (10), @Sfeir2014 (10), @ifuentes_aysen (10), @Sr_Ballesteros (9), @Cooperativa (9), @GiorgioJackson (9).
Average of retweets 20

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Government of Chile Gobierno de Chile

The government of Chile became active on Twitter on 23 May 2009 and is among the most prolific with over 21,000 tweets sent at an average of almost nine tweets per day a third of which are retweets of other government ministries. The account tweets the agenda of the Chilean president, the government and the activities of its ministers. The account makes a good use of hashtags often using #agendapdta (presidential agenda), #ReformaTributaria (Tax reform), and #ReformaEducacional (Education reform). The account also makes good use of infographics and pictures of the president’s activities. The first tweet of the new administration sent on 11 March 2014 was a picture of President Bachelet with former President Sebastián Piñera and the Senate President, Isabel Allende. The governmental account is mutually only following the Foreign Ministry @Minrel_Chile and has not made any Twitter connection with other foreign leaders. The government maintains and regularly updates four Twitter lists including all its ministers on Twitter.

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Gobierno de Chile


Cuenta Oficial del Gobierno de Chile. Escríbenos #TodosxChile

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 05/23/2009
Language: Spanish
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 8.86
Retweets: 27%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.14
Replies/Tweet: 0.02
Tweets retweeted: 71%
Most mentioned @alvaroelizalde (39), @ministeriosalud (15), @SERNAC (14), @mtt_chile (12), @Minvu (11), @aundurragav (8), @Mineduc (8), @MinjuChile (7), @jagomez (7), @SERCOTEC_Chile (7).
Average of retweets 29

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Foreign Minister of Chile Heraldo Muñoz

Heraldo Muñoz, Chile’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, has a Twitter account since 3 February 2009. He tweets on average four times per day and 40% are retweets often sharing updates from the foreign ministry @Minrel_Chile and the @UNDP as well as articles from the world’s media including @TheDailyBeast, @Emol, @El_Pais, @LaTercera, and @InfoLatam. His most retweeted tweet was the announcement that President Bachelet suspended her state visit to Argentina and Uruguay after the fire that devastated Valparaiso in April 2014. @HeraldoMunoz is not yet well connected to his peers, mutually following only three other Latin American foreign ministers, namely @ItamaratyGovBr, @JoseAMeadeK, @RicardoPatinoEC.

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Heraldo Muñoz


Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de Chile

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 02/03/2011
Language: Spanish
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 4.14
Retweets: 40%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.34
Replies/Tweet: 0.06
Tweets retweeted: 32%
Most mentioned @thedailybeast (191), @Emol (83), @el_pais (67), @latercera (59), @infolatam (45), @elmostrador (33), @guardian (26), @Reuters (25), @UN (19), @washingtonpost (19).
Average of retweets 7

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Foreign Ministry of Chile Cancillería Chile

The Chilean foreign ministry joined Twitter on 24 April 2014 and tweets on average four times a day. The @Minrel_Chile account tweets mainly in Spanish but some tweets are also posted in English to address an international audience and almost every tweet has one or several pictures making the account very attractive. The institutional account often mentions Foreign Minister @HeraldoMunoz and a quarter of its tweets are retweets often of the government @GobiernodeChile. Among its most used hashtag is #ChileEnElMundial (Chile in the 2014 World Cup). The Chilean Foreign Ministry is mutually connected with nine other Latin American foreign ministries.

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Cancillería Chile


Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Chile (English: @ChileMFA)

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 04/21/2014
Language: Spanish
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 4.47
Retweets: 26%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.31
Replies/Tweet: 0.03
Tweets retweeted: 60%
Most mentioned @HeraldoMunoz (198), @UN_Women (11), @UN (9), @AGCICHILE (9), @ONUMujeres (8), @imagendechile (6), @phumzileunwomen (6), @ONU_es (6), @GobiernodeChile (6), @unasursecgral (6).
Average of retweets 5

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