As per reports, Micheal Martin is all set to be Ireland’s new Prime Minister after the nation’s first grand coalition. It should be noted that Micheal Martin will be replacing Leo Varadkar in the rotating premiership.
The decision was taken four months after the election failed to announce the winner. The Irish parliament will be appointing Martin as the PM in Dublin. To maintain social distancing, lawmakers will be meeting in a convention centre instead of the city centre’s usual home.
However, Micheal Martin will be leaving the post on December 22 and Leo Varadkar will replace him as agreed by both the political parties. This coalition between both the parties Fianna Fail and Fine Gael has put a stop on the political divide which is there since Ireland’s civil war.
Micheal Martin: How did the coalition form?
Both the parties Fianna Fail and Fine Gael came together after February’s election in order to oppose rival party, Sinn Fein. Both parties refused to work with Sinn Fein as it had links with left-wing politics and terrorism.
Speaking of the economic condition, the new government of Micheal Martin will have to look after the economic crises because of COVID-19. As per the Irish central bank, the economy is expected to shrink by 8 percent in 2020. Hence the government has to look after the economic condition seriously.