Klaus Iohannis, newly elected president of Romania, has become the first European politician to pass the 1 million fans mark on his Facebook fanpage. Iohannis proves to be more popular on the ubiquitous social media network than other powerful European political leaders such as:
Nicolas Sarkozy (992,613 likes)
Angela Merkel (898,910 likes)
David Cameron (410,386 likes)
According to fanpagelist.com, Klaus Iohannis is currently in the top 3 most popular non-american politicians in the world, and he also occupies spot 15 in the global ranking of the same sort.
Liberal Klaus Iohannis, former mayor of Sibiu, was elected president of Romania after the second round vote held on November 16. Iohannis was voted by 55 percent of the population of Romania, while his main opponent Victor Ponta received the other 45 percent of votes.
Barrack Obama is currently the most popular president in the world on all social media network. The American president’s usage of social media to gain popularity has been the subject of much inquiry. In 2008, the Obama presidential campaign spent USD 643,000 out of USD 16 million Internet budget to promote his Facebook account.
The official Klaus Iohannis Facebook page was created on May 29 2014 and according to facebrands.ro, it was only after the elections that it started to gain momentum.