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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar calls general election in Ireland for February 8

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | January 14, 2020
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has called a general election for Saturday, February 8.
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The Taoiseach discussed the timing of an election with his government colleagues at a Cabinet meeting today morning.

Topics: Varadkar election Ireland

Election posters with Varadkar's face were spotted being erected in his Dublin West constituency before the official commencement of the campaign.

A Saturday vote has triggered some debate but initial signs are that the decision is welcomed as it may allow more voters to get to vote.


 

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