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Ireland set for first openly gay prime minister

DUBLIN: Ireland looked set Friday to have its first openly gay prime minister after the governing Fine Gael party elected Leo Varadkar leader, a further sign of change in the once deeply conservative country. The 38-year-old son of an Indian doctor, who will replace Enda Kenny, will also be Ireland's youngest-ever premier, assuming his nomination is confirmed as expected by parliament on June 12. His victory marks a watershed moment in Ireland, a once overwhelmingly Catholic and socially conservative country, with the…