Leo Varadkar took over from Enda Kenny as prime minister in June 2017. Photo: Reuters Leo Varadkar took over from Enda Kenny as prime minister in June 2017. Photo: Reuters
Leo Varadkar took over from Enda Kenny as prime minister in June 2017. Photo: Reuters

Ireland’s Leo Varadkar calls for snap election on back of successful Brexit deal

  • The vote is being called more than a year early, as Varadkar seeks to capitalise on a successful Brexit deal and restored power-sharing in Northern Ireland
  • Opinion polls suggest the election could be a close contest between the two main parties

Topic |   Ireland
Leo Varadkar took over from Enda Kenny as prime minister in June 2017. Photo: Reuters Leo Varadkar took over from Enda Kenny as prime minister in June 2017. Photo: Reuters
Leo Varadkar took over from Enda Kenny as prime minister in June 2017. Photo: Reuters
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