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IrelandTaoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020

18:05  12 september  2019
18:05  12 september  2019 Source:   thejournal.ie

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Varadkar ‘not ruling out’ grand coalition with Fianna Fail after election He said he would not prop up a Fianna Fail led minority Government unless Fianna Fail win more seats than Fine Gael at the next general election. Gallery: Forgotten Ireland - Historical photographs reveal the Emerald Isle (Daily Mail) He added: “We would certainly not entertain a situation whereby we were the largest party in the Dail and we were somehow asked to facilitate the second, third and fourth and fifth party forming a government. “It is my intention and plan and expectation that Fine Gael will win the next general election when it comes in May 2020.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has insisted his proposal for a general election to be held in the summer of 2020 was a “serious” one, and said he was not “chancing his arm” with the suggestion. Speaking in Venice, Italy, Mr Varadkar for the first time publicly confirmed he asked Fianna Fáil leader Micheál

The Taoiseach has said his party wants to avoid an election , after Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin wrote to him He said they would first engage at advisor level, before appointing negotiating teams. Mr Varadkar also reiterated that his preference was to have a general election in the summer of 2020 .

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020 © Leah Farrell MAY 2020 “IS the right moment” for a general election, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told Fine Gael TDs in a speech today.

Speaking at the party’s annual away day in Cork, Varadkar said he had always believed that the next election should take place in the summer of 2020.

This timeline would allow Varadkar go the White House for St Patrick’s Day and also ensure he can attend the EU Council meeting in March, he said,

“I think May 2020 is the right moment. It will allow to us to complete a full parliamentary session in the new year, discharge our Government duties around St Patrick’s Day and the March European Council and have a new Government in place well in advance of the next summer recess.

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British prime minister Boris Johnson said he wants a Brexit deal by October 18th and said a no-deal Brexit would be a failure the British and Irish Ahead of a meeting at Government Buildings in Dublin this morning with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar , Mr Johnson said he believed a Brexit deal was still

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020

“We should also, by then, have secured a Brexit Deal or have guided the country through the worst of No Deal. Though timelines, when it comes to Brexit, are unpredictable,” he said.

The Taoiseach said it would also allow the government to spend the next few months concentrating on other items such as the Budget, Brexit, regional development, housing, health and climate action.

“I believe we can win that election. In fact, I am sure of it even though it may not become apparent until the last week or ten days of the Election Campaign,” he told his party colleagues.

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