Leo Varadkar will be Ireland’s next prime minister, becoming the first gay man, the youngest person, and the first member of an ethnic minority to hold that post. Varadkar, the 38-year-old son of an Indian immigrant father and an Irish mother, today was elected leader of the nation’s governing party, Fine Gael, The Guardian reports. As head of the ruling party, he will become prime minister. Parliament will confirm his position when it returns from a recess later this month. He succeeds Enda Kenny, who resigned.
June 3 / The Advocate