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

The news of UK's exit from the European Union has also triggered a massive jolt in the global financial markets, forcing several countries to adopt defensive measures to tackle the crisis.

By Deepak Nagpal | Last Updated: Friday, June 24, 2016 - 16:45
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:-

24 June 2016, 16:45 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.

24 June 2016, 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.

24 June 2016, 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. 

24 June 2016, 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

24 June 2016, 16:19 PM

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

24 June 2016, 16:19 PM

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

24 June 2016, 16:18 PM

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

24 June 2016, 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.


24 June 2016, 14:07 PM

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

24 June 2016, 13:44 PM

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

Danish government-allied populists call for EU vote, PM rejects

24 June 2016, 13:36 PM

But I don't think it would be right for me to try to be the captain that steers our country to the next destination: Cameron

UK PM Cameron says will step down by October after Brexit vote


24 June 2016, 13:36 PM

British people made a decision that not only needs to be respected but those on losing side of argument should help to make it work: Cameron

24 June 2016, 13:35 PM

I will do everything I can as PM to steady the ship over coming weeks and months: David Cameron


24 June 2016, 13:31 PM

Brexit: European Parliament calls special session on Tuesday. Germany's vice chancellor and economics minister Sigmar Gabriel says, "A bad day for Europe," after referendum results.


24 June 2016, 13:29 PM

Brexit impact: Bank of England 'stands ready to provide' £250 billion, reports AFP

24 June 2016, 12:50 PM

The British people have voted to leave the European Union and their will must be respected, says David Cameron.

Britain's Brexit battle: See in pics

After Brexit victory, India says will strive to strengthen ties with UK, EU both

24 June 2016, 11:53 AM

Well prepared to deal with Brexit, says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

24 June 2016, 11:49 AM

Brexit final result: Leave counts to 51.9%, against remain 48.1%, reports Reuters

The final results were announced at the Manchester Town Hall.

There were 33,577,342 votes cast with 'Remain' securing 16,141,241 votes and 'Leave' 17,410,742.

Britain votes to exit EU in historic referendum

24 June 2016, 11:45 AM

Now Dutch anti-immigration leader Geert Wilders calls for Dutch referendum on EU membership, reports Reuters

24 June 2016, 11:43 AM

David Cameron to remain British PM after Brexit vote: Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, reports AFP

24 June 2016, 11:40 AM

Brexit impact: RBI watching all markets, including currencies & will provide liquidity wherever necessary, says Raghuram Rajan, reports PTI

24 June 2016, 10:47 AM

Britain votes to leave EU in historic divorce, reports Reuters

24 June 2016, 10:38 AM

Sinn Fein chairman says British vote to leave EU "intensifies our case" for referendum on a united Ireland.

Sinn Fein calls for vote on Irish unity after Brexit

24 June 2016, 10:31 AM

Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders calls for the Netherlands to hold a referendum on whether to leave in the EU, reports AFP

24 June 2016, 10:29 AM

EU referendum: 'Leave' needs 249,404 votes to win; 12 results left to declare

24 June 2016, 10:16 AM

EU referendum: Leave needs 592,337 votes to win; 20 results left to declare

24 June 2016, 10:09 AM

EU referendum: Sensex down over 1,000 points at 10.05 am with all components in the red - Reuters

24 June 2016, 10:03 AM

EU referendum: Over 90% percent votes counted.

24 June 2016, 10:01 AM

Brexit effect: We are in constant touch with RBI, Finance Minister also regularly monitoring situation - Economic Affairs Secy Shaktikanta 

24 June 2016, 09:55 AM

Scotland 'sees its future as part of the EU': First Minister, reports AFP

Sturgeon says vote makes clear Scotland sees future as part of EU

24 June 2016, 09:52 AM

Brexit effect: Rupee cracks 68-mark, tanks 96 paise against USD.

24 June 2016, 09:47 AM

Don't think Brexit will impact India in medium or long term: Banking secretary Anjuly Duggal, reports PTI

24 June 2016, 09:47 AM

Sensex at 26,165.34, down by 836.88 points.

24 June 2016, 09:45 AM

RBI intervenes in forex market with liquidity support: PTI

Govt, RBI ready with measures to curb volatility: Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa on Brexit.

24 June 2016, 09:39 AM

Britain votes to leave EU in historic divorce: BBC

24 June 2016, 09:28 AM

Japan's Nikkei stock index dives more than 8% on Brexit fears: AFP

24 June 2016, 09:26 AM

Sensex opens 940 points down as leads show 'Leave' camp ahead in EU referendum vote; Nifty tanks 281.50 pts: PTI

24 June 2016, 09:24 AM

UK pound plunges to 31-year-low as referendum results point to EU exit.

24 June 2016, 09:21 AM

UK referendum: Indian rupee drops by 1% to 67.85 against the dollar. BBC forecasts Britain's exit from EU.

24 June 2016, 09:17 AM

UK leader Nigel Farage wants David Cameron out as Britons vote Brexit.

24 June 2016, 09:12 AM

India's sensex plunges over 630 points in pre-open trade: Reuters.

24 June 2016, 09:11 AM

UK referendum: 'Leave' leader Nigel Farage says June 23 will be Britain’s independence day.

24 June 2016, 09:06 AM

UK referendum vote: The pound has fallen 11% against the dollar -- the lowest since 1985.

24 June 2016, 08:53 AM

'Leave' scents victory as EU vote divides Britain. With results declared from 206 of 382 voting districts plus parts of Northern Ireland, Leave was ahead in the referendum.

24 June 2016, 08:47 AM

S&P 500 futures fall as 'Remain' barely leads in early UK vote count. Also, British pound falls to its lowest level since September 1985 as 'Leave' campaign extends its lead.

24 June 2016, 08:36 AM

UK referendum vote: Sterling, Asian markets routed as early Brexit results put Leave ahead. South Korea says it will take market stabilisation measures as needed on UK results.

24 June 2016, 08:28 AM

UK referendum vote: With 200 of 382 results declared, 'Leave' leads by 51.7%.

24 June 2016, 08:22 AM

Rupee all set to take a severe knock as pound skids over 8%, its biggest fall in living memory. 

24 June 2016, 08:21 AM

British pound’s wild ride continues, tumbles to 5-month low after hitting 2016 high. Counting underway in the historic referendum that will determine if the United Kingdom remains in the European Union.

24 June 2016, 08:18 AM

195 out of 382 areas declare results: 51.30% vote to leave and 48.70% vote to stay in EU.