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PHOTOS: The top 15 most popular world leaders on Twitter

June 26, 2014 10:17 IST

Top 15 most popular world leaders on Twitter

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the fourth most "followed" world leader on Twitter, has overtaken the White House in terms of number of followers on the microblogging site, an annual global study of world leaders has revealed.

According to Twiplomacy, a study conducted by global public relations and communications firm Burson-Marsteller, US President is the most followed leader on Twitter followed by Pope Francis, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Modi and the White House.

"Since his election in late May 2014, India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become the fourth-most followed world leader on Twitter, with 4,981,777 followers. He surpassed the United States White House account (4,980,207) today and is using Twitter as a power tool to broadcast his messages," the updated study said.

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Barack Obama

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Barack Obama (@BarackObama)

Designation: United States President

Twitter Followers:  4.3 crore

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Pope Francis

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Pope Francis (@Pontifex)

Twitter Followers: 1.4 crore

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S B Yudhoyono

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S B Yudhoyono (@SBYudhoyono)

Designation: Indonesian President

Twitter Followers: 50 lakh

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Narendra Modi

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Narendra Modi (@narendramodi)

Designation: Indian Prime Minister

Twitter Followers: 49.88 lakh

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White House

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White House (@WhiteHouse)

Twitter Followers: 49.82 lakh

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Abdullah Gul

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Abdullah Gul (@cbabdullahgul)

Designation: President of Turkey

Twitter Followers: 46 lakh

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan (@RT_Erdogan)

Designation: Prime Minister of Turkey

Twitter Followers: 43 lakh

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Rania Al Abdullah

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Rania Al Abdullah (@QueenRania)

Designation: Queen of Jordan

Twitter Followers: 32 lakh

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HH Sheikh Mohammed

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HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd)

Designation: Ruler of Dubai

Twitter Followers: 29 lakh

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Cristina Kirchner

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Cristina Kirchner @CFKArgentina

Designation: President of Argentina

Twitter Followers: 28.9 lakh

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Juan Manuel Santos

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Juan Manuel Santos (@JuanManSantos)

Designation: President of Colombia

Twitter Followers: 28.8 lakh

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Enrique Pena Nieto

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Enrique Pena Nieto (@EPN)

Designation: President of Mexico

Twitter Followers: 27 lakh

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David Cameron

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David Cameron (@Number10gov)

Designation: British Prime Minister

Twitter Followers: 26.8 lakh

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Dilma Rousseff

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Dilma Rousseff (@dilmabr)

Designation: President of Brazil

Twitter Followers: 24.7 lakh

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Dmitry Medvedev

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Dmitry Medvedev (@MedvedevRussiaE)

Designation: Prime Minister of Russia

Twitter Followers: 7.7 lakh

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