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Irish Prime minister announces his resignation.
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Irish Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar will step down as party leader immediately and will resign as taoiseach (tee·shuhk) as soon as his Fine Gael successor is selected. Announcing his resignation on Wednesday, Varadkar described leading his country as "the most fulfilling time of his life". According to Varadkar, he had led Ireland from unemployment to full employment, from budget deficit to budget surplus and from austerity to prosperity. He said he was stepping down for "personal and political" reasons and was "not the best person for the job anymore". He was Ireland's youngest Prime minister when he became Fine Gael leader at 38 in 2017. He currently leads the coalition government in Dublin, along with Fianna Fáil and the Green Party. During his time as taoiseach, that is the head of government, Varadkar championed referendums to change the Irish constitution legalising same-sex marriage and abortion.

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