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

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that May 2020 is the "right moment" for a general election , adding that he wants it to be held next May . He made the comment this lunchtime at a Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting at Garryvoe in east Cork.

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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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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