Chile

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.

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 more than 57,000 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.

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Prensa Michelle

@PrensaMichelle

Este es el canal oficial del Departamento de Prensa de la Presidenta Electa, Michelle Bachelet.

Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:5,843
Following:9,511
Followers:58,323
Joined Twitter: 03/25/2013
Language: Spanish
Status: Dormant since 16.03.2014
Tweets/day: 10.86
Retweets: 4%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.23
Replies/Tweet: 0.08
Tweets retweeted: 91%
Most mentioned @alvaroelizalde (77), @canal13 (12), @adnradiochile (12), @ifuentes_aysen (10), @elinformanteTVN (10), @Sfeir2014 (10), @DesdeZero977 (10), @GiorgioJackson (9), @Sr_Ballesteros (9), @Cooperativa (9).

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First tweet

Translation: Welcome to the digital home of team Michelle Bachelet. Follow live http://envivo.michellebachelet.cl

Most popular tweet

Translation: The news circulating about an alleged "professional tax" is false and it is not in the #ProgramaMB. No desinformation.

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 19,000 tweets sent at an average of 15 tweets a day. The account tweets the agenda of the Chilean president, the government and the activities of its ministers and secretaries from the ministerial official accounts and their personal profiles. The account makes a good use of hashtags and even has its motto #JuntosChileMejor (Together for a Better Chile) as a hashtag in its Twitter profile. Other hashtags support government initiatives such as #ReformaTributaria (Tax reform), #50Compromisos and #50Medidas (50 commitments for the first 100 day of Bachelet’s government). The account 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 only following Foreign Minister @HeraldoMunoz and has not made any Twitter connection with other foreign leaders. The government maintains and regularly updates a number of Twitter lists.

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Gobierno de Chile

@GobiernodeChile

Cuenta Oficial del Gobierno de Chile. Leemos sus menciones. #JuntosChileMejor

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Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:19,306
Following:148
Followers:616,501
Joined Twitter: 05/23/2009
Language: Spanish
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 15.35
Retweets: 13%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.14
Replies/Tweet: 0.01
Tweets retweeted: 78%
Most mentioned @sebastianpinera (36), @ceciperez1 (32), @amorenocharme (20), @LMayolB (18), @LoretoSilvaR (18), @jmanalich (14), @LEGADOBI100 (14), @mibenitezp (13), @felipelarrain (12), @JCJobet (12).

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First tweet

Translation: New housing benefits highlighted in the Message of May 21: News> DestacadaPresidenta http://bit.ly/ICeLI Bach ..

Most popular tweet

Translation: Michelle Bachelet Jeria takes over as President of Chile

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 almost six times a day often sharing articles from the world’s media including @TheDailyBeast, @Emol, @El_Pais, @LaTercera, and @InfoLatam. @HeraldoMunoz is tweeting often using the Tweet Button on newspaper websites when not tweeting from his iPad and iPhone. 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.

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Heraldo Muñoz

@HeraldoMunoz

Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de Chile

Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:5,943
Following:175
Followers:12,043
Joined Twitter: 02/03/2011
Language: Spanish
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 5.58
Retweets: 40%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.36
Replies/Tweet: 0.06
Tweets retweeted: 25%
Most mentioned @thedailybeast (244), @Emol (76), @el_pais (67), @latercera (58), @infolatam (48), @elmostrador (32), @UN (28), @guardian (27), @Reuters (22), @washingtonpost (18).

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First tweet

Translation: I spent the weekend with the President of the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernandez at FUNGLODE.

Most popular tweet

Translation: President Bachelet suspends State visit to Argentina as well as Uruguay, Tuesday and Wednesday. Already talked with foreign ministers in this regard.