President of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro
Nicolás Maduro barely enters the top 20 of the most followed people in Venezuela and his biggest political rival, opposition leader, Henrique Capriles (@HCapriles), has more than twice as many followers and is the second most followed person in the country. @NicolasMaduro only follows two other Latin American leaders, namely Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff (@dilmabr) and Argentina’s Cristina Kirchner (@CFKArgentina) as well as a mix of government officials and state media. Maduro’s social media team has created 14 accounts in other languages besides Spanish, following the example of Pope Francis (@Pontifex_es). However, only the accounts in Arabic, Chinese, English, French and Portuguese are active with more than 20,000 followers each. His predecessor, Hugo Chávez (@chavezcandanga), still the third most followed person in Venezuela, who was known in the Twitter scene by his frequent personal interactions with other Latin American presidents. Maduro who started his Twitter feed on 8 March 2013 in the run-up to the presidential elections often mentions Chavez in his timeline and a picture of the late president is in his profile. The vast majority of his tweets are retweets from governmental institutions and pro-governmental TV Shows.
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Hoy tenemos Patria. Viva Bolívar! Viva Chávez!— Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) March 17, 2013