UNAM, Observatorio Electoral 2012
With the second presidential debate approaching this week, the Observatorio Electoral of UNAM recorded unusual increases of Twitter followers for the presidential candidates.
First, during the days before and after the first presidential debate, there occurred a massive exit of Twitter subscribers from both the Josefina Vázquez Mota and Enrique Peña Nieto accounts.
Second, disproportionate growth occurred in the Twitter account of Gabriel Quadri, as it saw an increase of 60,000 subscribers in Facebook and Twitter. This growth of 113% is almost three times the former increment in Peña Nieto’s account when it reached 25,000 subscribers following the incident at the Feria Internacional del Libro in December. The increase of Quadri followers happened on the third day after the first presidential debate.
Also unusual is what occurred in late April, as Peña Nieto and Vázquez Mota rose to 90,000 and 40,000 subscribers in a day, respectively.
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