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Leo Varadkar has been announced as the leader of the biggest party in the Republic of Ireland's ruling coalition, Fine Gael.

Mr Varadkar beat his rival, Housing Minister Simon Coveney, with 60% of the votes. He will become Ireland's first gay taoiseach (prime minister).

He is expected to take over from former Fine Gael leader, Enda Kenny, in the next few weeks.

At 38, he will also be the youngest ever Irish prime minister.



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