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10 political Twitter accounts that won't bore you to tears

President Barack Obama is much better at Twitter than you. 

Or rather, he is if you view the main 'aim' of the social media tool as the shallow, egocentric pursuit of amassing as many followers as possible. 

Having signed up to Twitter on 18 May, Obama set a new record for reaching the one million follower mark - gaining the number in a staggering five hours and comprehensively smashing Robert Downey Jr's record of 24 hours.

The President of the US has Tweeted before, but only via the staff-operated accounts of the @WhiteHouse and @BarackObama. As of writing, he's only sent four tweets from his new @POTUS account, already managing to engage in some good-natured grilling of one @billclinton:

Quite the zinger, Mr President. 

Given Obama's official arrival on Twitter, we felt it an appropriate time to round up the other international politicians and commentators who won't bore you to tears with their feeds. Expect odd facts, ridiculous rants and something a little more interesting than "life in the constituency" updates.



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