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Indian origin Leo Varadkar becomes Ireland’s youngest Prime Minister

16-06-2017 07:00 AM | Pooja Nevewani | My Indian Dream

Indian origin Leo Varadkar becomes Ireland’s youngest Prime Minister | My Indian Dream

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Leo Varadkar of Indian origin becomes Ireland's youngest Prime Minister!

Leo Varadkar became Ireland’s first ever openly gay and youngest Prime Minister of Ireland. He won the leadership race for the ruling party.

Mr. Leo Varadkar will take the post of Taoiseach, which is the title for Irish Prime Minister, later this month in Parliament. He was announced as a winner in the leadership race securing maximum votes for the Fine Gael Party. With majority votes by his side, he was declared as the 11th leader of the party. The counting was concluded in Dublin.

With three electoral colleges in the race, Mr. Leo Varadkar won with 60 percent support to Housing Minister Simon Coveney who backed 40 percent support. He is born in Dublin with his father being an Indian born in Mumbai named Ashok Varadkar and his mother is Irish named Miriam. He earlier served as Ireland’s Welfare Minister. He emerged popular since the time he announces his candidacy after current leader Enda Kenny stepped down from the post of Prime Minister this year itself.

Mr. Leo Varadkar was formally confirmed as Ireland’s Taoiseach on June 13, 2017; over the revival of Dial’s Parliament after its week-long break.

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