Who are the most followed EU leaders on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube as of May 1, 2022?
- 🟦French President Emmanuel Macron tops every single social network among EU leaders.
- 🟦All but one EU heads of government have a presence on the three main platforms Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
- 🟦Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi is the odd man out having no personal accounts on social media and neither does Italian President Sergio Mattarella.
- 🟦Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is among the Top 10 on all five social networks.
- 🟦Slovakia’s President Zuzana Čaputová and EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen are the most followed EU women leaders.
Top 10 Most Followed EU Leaders on Twitter 2022
- 🟦French President Emmanuel Macron has more than 8 million followers on Twitter far ahead of Poland’s President Andrzej Duda and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez in 2nd and 3rd position.
- 🟦Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz who set up the @Bundeskanzler Twitter account has close to a million followers on both accounts combined.
- 🟦EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is the only woman in the Top 10 of EU leaders on Twitter.
Top 10 Most Followed EU Leaders on Facebook 2022
- 🟦Central European leaders make a strong showing in the Facebook rankings.
- 🟦Romanian President Klaus Iohannis is the second most followed EU leader on Facebook followed by Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
- 🟦Bulgaria’s President Rumen Radev is in 6th place and Slovakia’s Zuzana Čaputová clocks in at N°8.
Top 10 Most Followed EU Leaders on Instagram 2022
- 🟦Four women leaders are in the top 10 of EU leaders on Instagram.
- 🟦Finland’s Sanna Marin is most followed EU female leader followed by Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, Slovakia’s President Zuzana Čaputová, and EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
Top 10 Most Followed EU Leaders on LinkedIn 2022
- 🟦Relatively few EU heads of state and government have an active presence on LinkedIn.
- 🟦French President Emmanuel Macron and EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen are both LinkedIn influencers with 2 and 1 million followers respectively.
- 🟦Ireland’s Taoiseach Micheal Martin makes it into the Top 10.
Top 10 Most Followed EU Leaders on YouTube 2022
- 🟦Only a handful EU leaders maintain personal channels on YouTube.
- 🟦French President Emmanuel Macron tops the YouTube rankings and recently released a two-part series about his first 5 years in office
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