Irish PM Leo Varadkar resigns, assumes caretaker role

Varadkar “has this evening conveyed to the president his resignation from office,” the government said in a statement.
Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar resigned on Thursday, staying on as interim leader(REUTERS)
Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar resigned on Thursday, staying on as interim leader(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 05:19 AM IST
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Dublin | By Agence France-Presse

Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar resigned on Thursday, staying on as interim leader while the country’s three main parties battle out deadlocked coalition talks after an inconclusive election.

Varadkar “has this evening conveyed to the president his resignation from office,” the government said in a statement. “In accordance with the constitution, the (prime minister) and the government will continue to carry on their duties until successors have been appointed.”

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