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EU referendum results LIVE: UK votes to leave the European Union; PM Cameron to resign in October

By Deepak Nagpal | By Ritesh K Srivastava | By Prashant V Singh | Last Updated: Friday, June 24, 2016 - 16:44
Zee Media Bureau
British PM David Cameron addressing the media at 10 Downing Street

In a historic referendum, Britain on Friday parted ways from the European Union (EU), becoming the first country to leave the 28-nation bloc. After the verdict, pro "Leave" groups in the Netherlands and other EU nations have called for similar referendums in their respective countries. The news of UK's exit from the European Union, after 43 years of its membership, sent ripples to the global financial markets, forcing several countries to adopt defensive measures to tackle the crisis.

The final results were announced at the Manchester Town Hall. Of the 33,577,342 votes cast, 17,410,742 votes were for 'Leave' and 16,141,241 votes for 'Remain'.

Here are all the LIVE updates:-

Latest Updates

16:44 PM

“There is no way of predicting all the political consequences of this event – especially for the UK. It is a historic moment, but not a moment for hysterical reactions,” says Tusk.

16:44 PM

“There is no hiding the fact that we wanted a different outcome of yesterday’s referendum,” Tusk said in Brussels on Friday.

16:44 PM

European Council president Donald Tusk said he had spoken to EU leaders in the past few days and the union had been prepared for the result and was determined to keep its unity. 

16:20 PM

We must analyse the Brexit situation calmly, not rush into any decisions. The European Union is strong enough to find the right answers today: Merkel

16:19 PM

The main objective is the safety and prosperity of the Europeans: Merkel

16:18 PM

We have to redesign our cooperation with Britain. Our goal must be to have close future relations between Britain and the EU: Merkel

16:18 PM

All membership rights will still be in effect with Britan untill the exit process is fully completed: Merkel.

16:17 PM

Brexit is a blow to Europe and European unity process. We have invited the French President for a discussion on Bexit, says German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

 

14:07 PM

Brexit vote is 'fantastic' says Donald Trump in Scotland, reports AFP

13:44 PM

European Council President Donald Tusk says determined to keep unity after Brexit.

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First Published: Friday, June 24, 2016 - 16:45
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