Maybe Varadkar's Brexit policies are not as universally liked as he thought.
LEO VARADKAR has lost to Sinn Fein's Paul Donnelly in his own Dublin West constituency, with Mr Donnelly topping the poll by taking 28 percent of the votes and taoiseach Mr Varadkar coming in second place with 20 percent of the votes.
Sinn Féin’s TD Paul Donnelly topped the poll in the Dublin West constituency, ahead of Taoiseach, Irish prime minister, Leo Varadkar. Elections of candidates in Ireland are by single transferable vote (STV), with each constituency returning between three and five deputies, each called a Teachta Dála or TD. This shocking turn of events has been accentuated by Sinn Féin’s Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire topping the polls in Cork South Central and beating Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin.
Mr Varadkar may not take his seat on the first count.
The exit poll indicates that Fine Gael secured 22.4 percent of first preference votes, closely followed by Sinn Féin, 22.3 percent and Fianna Fáil on 22.2 percent.
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