Leo Varadkar, gay son of Indian immigrant, to be next Irish Prime Minister

The 38-year-old politician will replace outgoing taoiseach Enda Kenny after winning Fine Gael leadership contest

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The son of an Indian immigrant who came out as gay in 2015 will be the next Irish prime minister, after he was voted leader of the country’s main governing party.

Leo Varadkar’s victory in the Fine Gael leadership contest on Friday, which took place after outgoing PM Enda Kenny announced his resignation last month, marks another significant step forward for equality in the country, after 2015’s gay marriage referendum.

We wish all the best for Leo Varadkar in his new job as taoiseach.

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