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The Top 10 Historic Twitter Moments from World Leaders

The 10 most historic tweets from world leaders over the past decade #Twitter10Years #LoveTwitter


  1. Estonian President @IlvesToomas sending his first tweet in 2012
  2. Irish President Michael Higgins sending his first tweets in 2010 on the @MD_Higgins campaign account.
  3. Pope Benedict XVI joining Twitter in 2012 as @Pontifex. The tweet has been deleted and is archived on the Vatican's website.
  4. Former Swedish Foreign Minister @CarlBildt reaching out to his Bahraini colleague @KhalidAlKhalifa in 2011 was the first twiplomatic exchange
  5. Iranian President @HassanRouhani tweeting his phone conversation with @BarackObama. The tweet was deleted shortly afterwards.
  6. @BarackObama's victory tweet in 2012 went viral and became one of the most retweeted tweets of all time
  7. @BarackObama's one-word reaction to receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 went largely unnoticed in comparison
  8. In 2014 Western allies and Russia waged a Twitter war over Crimea after its incorporation into Russia
  9. Indian Prime Minister @NarendraModi put his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang on Twitter with this selfie in 2015
  10. The Prime Minister of Namibia, now its president, summing up his Twitter strategy in 2014