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Rudd most popular Oz politician with 1 million Twitter followers

September 11, 2011 - Canberra

Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Kevin Rudd has become the most popular leader in the nation with one million followers on Twitter.

"Just got to a million Twitter followers. Thanks to all. One guy said it's time for a new twitter pic. How about my 1977 mo photo? KRudd," the former Prime Minister tweeted, using his KRuddMP account.

Rudd is the first Australian politician to reach the million-follower milestone, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has nearly 126,000 followers, whereas opposition Leader Tony Abbott has almost 40,000 followers.

US President Barack Obama has over nine million followers on micro-blogging site, the report said.


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