Voting starts in Fine Gael leadership election

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By Adam Evans

Voting opens in the Fine Gael leadership election today after Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney faced off in a heated final head-to-head debate in Cork last night.

The two clashed on a range of issues and they both attacked each other's plans for the party.

The winner will succeed Enda Kenny as prime minister.

38 year-old Leo Varadkar is favourite to beat Simon Coveney.

If he does, he'd be Ireland's first gay premier, and the first of ethnic minority heritage.

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