SIMON HARRIS SET TO BECOME YOUNGEST EVER PRIME MINISTER OF IRELAND

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SIMON HARRIS SET TO BECOME YOUNGEST EVER PRIME MINISTER OF IRELAND After Being Named Fine Gael Leader

Simon Harris is set to become the next prime minister of Ireland – following the shock resignation of Leo Varadkar.

Mr Harris, Ireland’s further education minister, was the only candidate to put his name forward in the Fine Gael leadership contest.  The party confirmed he would take over as leader on Sunday.

It paves the way for the 37-year-old to become the country’s youngest premier.

Mr Harris said in his first speech, “It’s the absolute honour of my life… to accept the leadership of this great party,”  and he paid tribute to his predecessor, reiterated his party’s pro-European stance and its support for Ukraine, and called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

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