06 Apr We analyzed the Federal Committee of PSOE en el que se aprobó la abstención
On October 23rd, there was a Federal Committee Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) in which they had to decide their position on the topic of the investiture of Mariano Rajoy. At the end of the meeting, they decided to abstain in the second round, a very controversial bet that has led many opinions of all kinds.
With Opileak we have analyzed the impact of this committee on Twitter. We collected tweets from Sunday morning until early Monday morning, in which this period of time we analyzed 80,536 tweets in total, sent by 50,959 users, which gives us an average of 1.6 tweets per person. If we take into account that we analyzed for around 20 hours, the average data is about 70 tweets per minute, which is more than one tweet per second talking about this topic.
We have monitored the official account of PSOE, which received more than 40,000 mentions on Twitter during this period of time, and we can see its cloud of topics on the right. The most repeated word is “militants” and following close behind is “rights”, something that should not represent this party but should rather be in their messages. Also appearing is”embarassment” and “corruption”. According to the Opileak index, the official account of PSOE received more negative tweets than positive ones.
We also analyzed the search “Comité Federal”, which accumulated more than 16,000 tweets. It is remarkable that the most repeated word in this collection of data is “lies”, followed by “abstention” and “corruption”.The time in which the most tweets were collected on Sunday was between 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M., in which our tool calculated around 7,000 tweets. In this moment PSOE´s official account received more than 3,000 mentions.
Finally, we analyzed the account of Pedro Sánchez, the Ex-Secretary General of PSOE, who remains a very influential public figure. On Sunday, “día del Comité Federal” posted this tweet:
“Pronto llegará el momento en que la militancia recupere y reconstruya su PSOE. Un PSOE autónomo, alejado del PP, donde la base decida. Fuerza.”
— Pedro Sánchez (@sanchezcastejon) October 23, 2016
This tweet from Pedro Sánchez has had quite important repercussions. The ex-Socialist director received more than 20,000 mentions in this period of time, a very large number.