Varadkar, the son of an immigrant Indian father and Irish mother, will be Ireland's first openly gay and ethnic minority prime minister, and the youngest at 38. He's the son of an Irish nurse and a doctor from Mumbai.
Describing how a young Leo was always been interested in politics, his uncle Avinash Varadkar told ANI that once when he visited Leo's family in Ireland back in 1998, even then as a child, Leo talked about politics. At the age of 7, he had declared his ambition to become a minister some day. On the other hand, in 2015, it became the first nation to agree and allow on gay marriage after voting on it. He later campaigned on same-sex marriage and liberalising abortion laws.
Varadkar will succeed Enda Kenny as he won the majority of the center-right party's politicians who wish that Varadkar can get them a third consecutive term for the first time.
Varadkar's election as leader of the governing Fine Gael party on Friday means he will nearly certainly succeed Enda Kenny as prime minister in the coming weeks, marking another symbolic moment for Ireland. Varadkar said he was honoured to be elected as party leader.
When Varadkar's father Mumbai-born Ashok Varadkar moved to Ireland from India in the 1970'she choose one of Western Europe's most socially conservative countries to call home.
Minister Varadkar yesterday pledged to create a "Republic of Opportunity", and said he wants to continue rebuilding the country. He'll be Ireland's youngest leader at 38.
In 2015, Varadkar was widely praised for bravery and honesty when he said publicly spoke about his orientation, the first Irish government minister to do so. "For me, it's just the start of a more democratic and more engaged Fine Gael and we will be stronger for it".
Varadkar would be one of two openly gay heads of state now in office - Luxembourg's prime minister Xavier Bettel being the other. He has also received a letter from Prime Minister Theresa May.More news: SpaceX's resupply mission to ISS on course for Saturday launch
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