Micheal Martin has been elected as new Prime Minister of Ireland by the lower house of the Irish parliament. There are altogether 160 seats within the current lower house of Irish parliament with one seat getting to the speaker of the house who wasn’t involved within the vote.
Micheal Martin has won the election by receiving 93 votes in favour, 63 votes against and 3 votes in abstention. He has been the leader of the Fianna Fáil party since 2011.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Dublin is the capital of Ireland.
- Michael D Higgins is President of Ireland.
- The official currency of Ireland: Euro