Ireland To Have Its First Openly Gay Prime Minister After Ruling Party Elects Leo Varadkar

By Ciara Linnane Markets MarketWatch Pulse

The governing party of Ireland Fine Gael has named Leo Varadkar as its new leader on Friday, which means that the openly gay, 38-year-old son of an Indian immigrant will succeed Enda Kenny as prime minister. Varadkar is expected to be voted in officially when parliament next sits on June 13. He will be the first gay PM of the once deeply Catholic country and the youngest person ever to hold the office.

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