World Leaders with Most Twitter Followers

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaTwitter has become a social media that is inseparable from politics. It also is one of the most used on a daily basis with active users reaching 321 million a month.

    World leaders have also taken on Twitter, having their accounts blue-checked as the sign of verification. 

    U.S. President Donald Trump is the country leader with the most followers, while Indonesia's own Joko Widodo is at 6th place.

    Trump's Twitter account @realDonaldTrump as per April has 59.5 million followers. Trump is followed by India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with handler @narendramodi, who has 46.7 million followers.

    In the third spot is Pope Francis @Pontifex, head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State, with 17.9 million followers.

    President Joko Widodo chose his famous portmanteau @Jokowi as the Twitter handler. He has 11.1 million followers.

    Meanwhile, France President Emmanuel Macron is at 10th place after UK Prime Minister Theresa May, who uses the official twitter name of her residence and office—named after its famous address—@10DowningStreet

    The rest of the list is available at koran.tempo.co. 

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