Interesting enough, besides President Humala, only three politicians appear on the lists’ “top 50”: Peruvian First Lady Nadine Heredia (#18 on the list), a very active and one of the most controversial politicians of the moment, and Susana Villarán (#41), the Mayor of Lima, Peru’s capital city.
President Barack Obama has more than 37 million followers on Twitter, but here we are talking of a totally different scale. Nevertheless, comparing President Humala’s presence on Twitter (just taking into consideration number of followers) with his pairs in South America leads us to believe that social media has not become very popular among Peruvian politicians.
- President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (Argentina): more than 2.3 million followers.
- President Juan Manuel Santos (Colombia): more than 2.1 million followers.
- President Dilma Rousseff (Brasil): more than 1.9 million followers, but not active since 2010.
- President Nicolás Maduro (Venezuela): more than 1.3 million followers. Former President Hugo Chavez, had more than 4.1 followers.
- President Rafael Correa (Ecuador): more than 1.2 million followers.
- President Sebastian Piñera (Chile): more than 1.1 million followers.
- President Ollanta Humala (Peru): 667,568 followers.
- President Horacio Cartes (Paraguay): more than 96,000 followers.
- President José Mujica (Uruguay) and Evo Morales (Bolivia) have no official twitter account.