The former GP, who came out as gay in 2015, is confirmed as taoiseach in Dáil ceremony in Dublin

Leo Varadkar, the son of an Indian immigrant who came out as gay in 2015, has been formally elected as Ireland’s next prime minister at a confirmation ceremony in the Dáil in Dublin.

The former GP won the Fine Gael party leadership earlier this month. On Tuesday, he announced on Twitter that he had appointed his main leadership rival, Simon Coveney, as deputy leader of the party.

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