According to newspaper reports, Twitter has been at the centre of a political storm in Germany after news of the president’s re-election leaked out on the micro-blogging website.
Julia Klöckner, of chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU party, posted on Twitter
“People, you can watch the football in peace. The vote was a success.”
fifteen minutes before Horst Köhler’s re-election was officially announced last Saturday.
Meanwhile, the SPD’s Ulrich Kelber prematurely posted the result on the internet, with even more details:
“The count is confirmed: 613 votes. Köhler is elected.
Senior members of the Bundestag are said to be concerned that the leaks via Twitter are undermining the dignity of the German parliament, and that fellow politicians should exercise…
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