Irish deputies vote in Cowen as PM

Members of Ireland's Dail (lower house of parliament) on Wednesday confirmed Finance Minister Brian Cowen as prime minister, succeeding Bertie Ahern who stepped down on Tuesday after 11 years in office.

Irish deputies vote in Cowen as PM
Members of Ireland's Dail (lower house of parliament) on Wednesday confirmed Finance Minister Brian Cowen as prime minister, succeeding Bertie Ahern who stepped down on Tuesday after 11 years in office.

The Dail supported Cowen, recently elected leader of Ahern's Fianna Fail party, with 88 votes in favour and 76 against.

Ahern announced a month ago he would resign in May because a corruption tribunal was beginning to overshadow the work of his government.

Reuters
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