Next Fine Gael Leaders Odds: Simon Harris is the HEAVY FAVOURITE to become the next permanent leader of Fine Gael after Leo Varadkar's resignation!

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Simon Harris is the heavy favourite at 1/14 to be the next permanent leader of Fine Gael with odds now given following Leo Varadkar's resignation.

Next Fine Gael Leaders Odds: Simon Harris is the HEAVY FAVOURITE to become the next permanent leader of Fine Gael after Leo Varadkar's resignation!

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  • Simon Harris is the clear favourite at 1/14 to become the next permanent leader of Fine Gael
  • Leo Varadkar resigned from as taoiseach and Fine Gael leader on Wednesday
  • 2024 now 8/11 favourite to see next Irish General Election

Simon Harris is the clear favourite at 1/14 to become the next permanent leader of Fine Gael

Bookies are now offering odds on the next permanent leader of Fine Gael after Leo Varadkar resigned from the role on Wednesday and there's a clear favourite in the betting market.

Simon Harris is as short as 1/14 to get the role next with the current Irish Minister for Further and Higher Education looking like being the main pick for the role according to the odds.

Harris this morning has secured sufficient support from the Fine Gael parliamentary party to secure a nomination to be leader of the party in an election to replace the departiing Varadkar next.

Paddy Power's latest betting market suggests a heavy chance of Harris winning any potential leadership election, with the latest odds giving an implied probability of 93% that he does so.

Paschal Donohoe looks to be the main contender to Harris according to the betting market with the latest betting odds putting him as the 6/1 second favourite.

Next Permanent Leader of Fine Gael
OddsProbability
Simon Harris1/1493.3%
Paschal Donohoe6/114.3%
Heather Humphreys12/17.7%
Jennifer Caroll MacNeill25/13.8%
Josepha Madigan50/12.0%
What the expert says...

Simon Harris is now as short as 1/14 to take over as next Fine Gael leader with Leo Varadker stepping down with an emotional press conference on Wednesday!

Nigel Skinner - Political Betting Expert - OLBG.com

Leo Varadkar resigned from as taoiseach and Fine Gael leader on Wednesday

Leo Varadkar stepped down as taoiseach and Fine Gael leader on Wednesday morning stating that his reasons for leaving are "both personal and political".

In an emotional speech, Varadkar said that he didn't feel that he was the best person for the job anymore confirming he will step down as taoiseach as soon as the new leader is elected.

Sinn Féin's Matt Carthy has instantly said that now there should be a change in government saying that his party should give the country a "fresh direction" going forward.

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2024 now 8/11 favourite to see next Irish General Election

It's set to be a busy time now in Irish politics with elections set to take place in the next 12 months across a variety of different political outcomes.

European elections with take place this June as well as local elections across Ireland with Fine Gael needed to have a good performance across the local parties.

There will also be a General Election in Ireland at some point before March next year with bookies saying there's an 8/11 chance that we see if take place in 2024.

When will the next Irish General Election be?OddsProbability
20248/1157.9%
202510/1152.4%

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