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Ireland Elects Openly Gay Prime Minister

Ireland Elects Openly Gay Prime Minister

Varadkar has been criticized, however, for not moving quickly enough to repeal Ireland's ban on abortion, which was reinforced in 1983, when 67 percent of the country voted to amend Ireland's constitution, giving a fetus the same right to life as its mother.

"There's a referendum on marriage equality coming up too, and I just want to be honest with people", Varadkar said back in 2015 on RTÉ Radio 1. "He's a once-in-a-generation politician", said Fine Gael Member of Parliament Jim Daly, echoing the comments of most of his colleagues who have placed high hopes in Varadkar.

Mr Kenny, who did not turn up to the count, offered his "heartiest congratulations" to Mr Varadkar in statement.

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Mumbai: A collective whoop of joy rose from the large Varadkar household in Borivli as the result of the Irish prime ministerial election was announced on Friday night.

Leo Varadkar, Ireland's first openly gay cabinet minister and the son of an immigrant doctor, has been the clear favourite to replace him.

A headline in the Daily Mail in the United Kingdom reads: "Son of Indian immigrant on course to become Ireland's first openly gay prime minister after being chosen to succeed Enda Kenny".

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Ireland's likely next Taoiseach, the Dublin TD defeated Simon Coveney in the leadership contest by a 60:40 margin.

The new Taoiseach is not expected to be formally confirmed until June 13 when the Dail resumes following a week-long break. The country was debating allowing same-sex marriage at the time, and Varadkar is regarded as playing a significant role in the success of the eventual "yes" campaign. I'm not a half-Indian politician or a doctor politician or a gay politician, for that matter.

He said Coveney had gained his and his party's admiration for his "spirited and principled" campaign and said he looked forward to working with him to bring Fine Gael and the country forward.

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'It's not something that defines me. Other previous world leaders were former Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo and former Icelandic Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurõardóttir.


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