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- Indian-origin Leo Varadkar has been elected as the Prime Minister of Ireland for the 2nd time.
- Varadkar took over as prime minister under a power-sharing arrangement with the country’s centrist coalition government.
- Parliamentarians approved Varadkar’s nomination as Prime Minister in place of Michael Martin in a special session of the Dáil, Ireland’s lower house.
- Varadkar’s appointment was confirmed after approval from the office of Irish President D. Higgins. In his first term, Leo Varadkar was the Prime Minister of Ireland from 2017 to 2020.