Indian-Origin Leo Varadkar Re-Elected As Ireland Prime Minister Under Rotation Deal – Ireland’s Leo Varadkar took over as Ireland Prime Minister for the second time in a handover of power in line with a coalition deal struck in 2020. Indian-Origin Leo Varadkar replaced Micheal Martin as Taoiseach (premier) in a rotation between his Fine Gael and Martin’s Fianna Fail parties.
- 43 years old Varadkar is still one of Ireland’s youngest-ever leaders, even in his second stint in the role.
- When he was 38 years old then, He became the country’s youngest Taoiseach as well as its first openly gay head of government and first of Indian heritage.
- Varadkar was born in Dublin, Ireland to an Irish mother who worked as a nurse and an Indian immigrant father, who was a qualified doctor.
- He completed his medical degree from Trinity College Dublin and in 2007 secured election for Fine Gael in Dublin West.
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