President of Ecuador Rafael Correa
“Hello everyone, I’m in a meeting more boring than dancing with the mother-in-law, later I’ll write, I love you all very much, especially the poisoned ones!”, Correa tweeted in his first tweet using a disparaging term to refer to his political opposition. Rafael Correa’s Twitter style is contentious to say the least, tweeting personal opinions and taking on the media critical of his leadership style: “Did you read the editorial in the Washington Post? poor gringos, they don’t understand anything that happens in our America. Best”, he tweeted after the Post had criticized him for his lawsuit against the Ecuadoran paper El Universo. Correa uses Twitter to counter “a certain corrupt press”. “The fight against the corrupt press is a continental and even global struggle” he tweeted in reply to a follower. Rafael Correa is one of the most conversational world leaders with 81% of his tweets being @replies to his followers. Rafael Correa only follows five other Twitter users, namely Argentina’s Christina Kirchner, Colombia’s Juan Manuel Santos, Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro, and former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as well as @35PAIS, the Twitter profile of the PAIS Alliance, the socialist political movement in Ecuador that reelected Rafael Correa in May 2013 for his third consecutive term.
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Hola a tod@s, estoy en una reunión + aburrida q bailar con la suegra, luego les escribo, l@s quiero mucho, sobre todo a l@s envenenad@s!— Rafael Correa (@MashiRafael) July 29, 2011
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Acabo de firmar decreto para feriado lunes 30 y martes 31 diciembre. Se recuperará una hora diaria a partir de 2 enero. ¡Felices fiestas!— Rafael Correa (@MashiRafael) December 10, 2013