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Irish prime minister to call national election for 8 February14 Jan 7:01am

Irish prime minister to call national election for 8 February

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Leo Varadkar tells ministers he plans to meet president to get approval to start campaign The Irish prime minister, Leo Varadkar, will ask the president, Michael D Higgins, to dissolve parliament on Tuesday in order to call a parliamentary election on 8 February, local media reported. Varadkar said on Sunday that he had made a decision on the timing of a general election but would meet his cabinet on Tuesday and speak to the leader of the main opposition party before ending the uncertainty.
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