Leo Varadkar at the age of 38 has been elected by the Irish parliament to be the country's new prime minister. He is also the country's first prime minister from an ethnic minority and the country's first who is openly gay.
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Leo Varadkar at the age of 38 has been elected the leader of Ireland's ruling Fine Gael party. He is likely to be elected the youngest ever prime minister of the country when it's parliament meets on June 13.
Enda Kenny will remain prime minister until his successor is appointed early June. He made the announcement at an emotional parliamentary meeting of the centre-right party which he led for 15 years.
Irish Prime Minister Edna Kenny had warned of a return to conflict between Catholic republicans and Protestant loyalists after the UK leaves the EU.
Labour Party of Ireland examining to re-enter government
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