Ireland has elected a new Prime Minister. The country's ruling Fine Gael party has elected Simon Harris as the new Prime Minister. 37-year-old Harris will be the youngest Prime Minister of the country. 

Before this, Leo Varadkar of Indian origin was the youngest Prime Minister of Ireland. But he resigned from the post last month. On Tuesday, 88 votes were cast in support of Harris in the Parliament of Ireland. He received support from coalition partner parties Fianna Fáil and the Green Party as well as many independent MPs.

Harris was the Minister of Higher Education in the government of former Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar. After being elected Prime Minister, Harris said that he is feeling extremely honored to be elected the Prime Minister of this great country. I will be the Prime Minister of all and will work hard every day to fulfill the hopes, dreams, and aspirations of our people.

Harris became MP at the age of 24

If we look at Harris's political career, we will know that he joined the Fine Gael Party at the age of 16 and went on to succeed very soon. He became a county councilor at the age of just 22. He was elected MP in 2011 at the age of 24. At that time he also became popular as the youngest MP of the country. He was appointed as Health Minister in the cabinet in 2016. At that time his age was 29 years. After this, he was made the Higher Education Minister in 2020. 

As Prime Minister of Ireland, Harris will face a mountain of challenges. It will be a challenge for them to deal with the refugee crisis and the increasing number of homeless. But the most important task for him will be to choose his cabinet. Parliamentary elections are going to be held in Ireland next year. This way, the new Prime Minister will have a tenure of about one year.

Why did Leo Varadkar resign?

Ireland's Indian-origin Prime Minister Leo Varadkar recently resigned from his post and party leadership, citing personal and political reasons. The entire country was shocked by his announcement. Varadkar had said that I am effectively resigning as president and leader of the party.