Archived: Britain votes to leave the European Union

The all-important 23 June date is fast approaching. [Shutterstock]

The United Kingdom on Thursday (23 June) voted to leave the European Union, in a result that is likely to rock the 28-country bloc.

  • Official referendum results : 51.9% for Brexit‬ – 48.1% for Remain;
  • The voter turnout was 72.16%;
  • David Cameron announced earlier this morning that he will step down as prime minister by October.

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