Tuesday 12 December 2017

Leo, Simon or Frances? Independent.ie readers have their say on the next Fine Gael leader

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As of midnight, Enda Kenny will no longer be leader of Fine Gael and the long-anticipated move has fired the starting gun on the race to replace him.

Independent.ie readers have had their say - with Simon Coveney narrowly coming out on top as the preferred choice to succeed Mr Kenny.

With 48pc of the votes, the Housing Minister pipped Leo Varadkar to the post, but is he the bookies favourite to win the upcoming election?

Paddy Power have the Minister for Social Protection as favourite at 1/2 while Simon Coveney comes in at 6/4.

Education Minister Richard Bruton (16/1) and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald make up the top four but it is really a two-horse race according the bookmakers.

Here are the results of our poll:

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