Leo Varadkar, who was elected leader of the largest party of Ireland, «fine Gal», will soon become the first Prime Minister of the country openly declared their homosexuality, reports the BBC.
In addition, 38-year-old politician becomes the youngest Prime Minister in the history of Ireland and the first head of state who is of Indian descent – father Leo moved from India to Ireland in the 70-ies of the last century.
According to the results of the party vote Varadkar received 60% of votes, ahead of his main rival Simon Coveney.
Despite the fact that Varadkar is a symbol of liberalisation of Irish society, he has fairly conservative views on Economics and justice. He also surprised his supporters, spoke out against abortion, writes the New York Times.