The results have rocked the political scenario and rattled the economy of several nations, which will be directly and indirectly affected by the decision. The counting of the early phase of polls depicted that Britain would not be leaving the EU and will retain its position. However, the final stage of vote counts has shown that the voters opted to leave the 28-nation EU.
In fact, the results have already started showing its effects starting with the plummeting of the British pound as soon as the market came across the news.
On Friday, the counting stopped at 52 percent votes in support of the Leave campaign while the Remain campaign managed to acquire 48 percent of the total votes for Brexit.
“Dare to dream that the dawn is breaking on an independent United Kingdom,” said UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage.
Update: David Cameron Resigns as Prime Minister
As Britain voters shocked the nation with their support for Brexit, David Cameron resigned as the prime minister of the nation. Cameron, according to The Independent, said that he would hold office until a new Tory leader was elected. He added that he would be gone when the Conservative Party Conference would be held in October.
“We must now prepare for a renegotiation with the EU. Above all this will require strong determined and committed leadership,” he said. “I think the country requires fresh leadership to take it in that direction.”
It was in 2013 when Cameron stood for reelection contest. At that time, he promised to Britons that he would hold a referendum to ensure the complaint from members of his Conservative party for not holding EU membership voting could be resolved.
Almost 17.4 million people participated in the voting on Thursday to withdraw the links between the UK and the EU while 16.1 million voted in favor of its retention in EU membership.
“I will do everything I can as prime minister to steady the ship over the coming weeks and months,” Mr. Cameron said. “But I do not think it would be right for me to try to be the captain that steers our country to its next destination.”
The British have voted in favor of Brexit and decided to withdraw their name from the European Union.