Twitter became trendy to most Lebanese politicians, a new tool to communicate directly with the people, here’s a short review of the major active accounts:
All his tweets are linked to the official Facebook page, and resumed in a “I posted a new photo to Facebook”. Managed by his media team.
Handled by his communication team in Lebanon although he lives in Paris. He abuses every tweet to write exactly 140 characters condemning anything and everything. #1 in followers.
The former president comes in second place with the most followers after Saad Hariri. Managed by a team, except when a tweet is signed by his name.
He tweets news about Michel Aoun’s daily schedule and visits, his opinion DO reflect the party’s decisions.
@nadimgemayel He tweets in a perfect arabic language, a clear sign that his account is handled by a specialized team.
@samygemayel His personal tweets are clearly signed “SG”, but you can’t not imagine his acute voice while reading his tweets
@gebran_bassil Managed by a media team with tweets revolving around his trips abroad and visits, including events under his patronage. Always smiling in his pictures.
His tweets are similar to his speeches, he only follows the Marada account…in other terms he follows himself.
Huge contradictions in his tweets during his term as prime minister and after it. He criticizes the current government while still expressing himself as a potential candidate to save the country (sic)
His tweets are about Michel Aoun, Metn issues, but never mentions Gebrane Bassil.
The most pleasant twitter account of a Lebanese politician. Humble, modest, confusing and reflecting his daily life. He replies to every question worth answering to. Few mistakes later and he nailed it.
His tweets reflects some kind of stubbornness, he follows no one. Zero.
As a former minister he now tweets once every week or two weeks, mostly political messages hidden in poem phrases
He likes photos of his visits, also retweets most of the tweets he appears in.
He only tweets about Tripoli to gain more popularity in his own city.
His account was quiet until recently when his name circulated as a presidential candidate.
When he tweets it’s anti-Hezbollah tweets, no update since march; date when he was last seen anywhere.
He mostly tweets names of villages and warlords involved in the Syrian war, thus having more Syrian than Lebanese followers.
Note: No official Twitter accounts for any MP of Hezbollah or Amal. Party’s strict instructions.