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Venezuelan President among Twitter's most influential leaders

Caracas, 27 Jun. AVN.- Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro is the second world's most influential leaders in online social network Twitter, according to the 2014 Burson-Marsteller's Twiplomacy Study, which captures an annual snapshot of the power, influence and relationships of world leaders and diplomats on Twitter.

President Nicolas Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) ranks second among the most influential Twitter users, counting 2,665 forwards per message sent.

Pope Francis (@Pontifex) leads the list, being the most influential leader with 10,000 retweets per every tweet he sends from his account in Spanish and an average 6,462 retweets in his account in English.

The Venezuelan President was placed by Twiplomacy in fifth place among Latin America's with more followers in Twitter, while in the top 50 of the most followed world leaders, @NicolasMaduro ranks 17 thanks to over 2 million followers.

The first place in Latin America is held by Argentinean president Cristina Fernandez (@CFKArgentina), with 2,894,864 followers; then Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos (@JuanManSantos) with 2,885,752 followers; next is Mexico's Enrique Peña Nieto (@EPN) with 2,727,870 followers and Brazil's Dilma Rousseff (@dilmabr), with 2,461,619.

President Maduro opened his Twitter account on 17th March 2013. Since then, his popularity in this and other online social networks as Facebook has increased.

He has got in touch with Venezuelan people and the world through over 9,302 tweets, highlighting advances of the Bolivarian Revolution and the continuity of the legacy of Commander Hugo Chavez to boost socialism.

AVN / Press – Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in USA / June 27, 2014

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