British PM Cameron resigns following referendum (video)

10:50, 24 June 2016
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British Prime Minister David Cameron has resigned in connection with the referendum results, according to Meduza, a Latvian-based online newspaper.

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Cameron explained that his decision was due to the fact that during the campaign preceding the referendum, he had supported the proposal to remain in the European Union.

The UK government will resign on Monday.

Cameron addressed the nation in an emotional speech outside 10 Downing Street to announce that he would be stepping down, according to The Telegraph.

He explained that his decision was due to the fact that during the campaign preceding the referendum, he had supported the proposal to remain in the European Union.

"I fought this campaign in the only way I know how… but the British people have made a very clear decision to take a different path, and as such I think the country requires fresh leadership to take it in this direction," he said.

Cameron assured that he was proud of what he had managed to do as prime minister.

"I will continue in post as PM with my cabinet for the next three months," said Cameron.

As UNIAN reported earlier, 51.9% of the UK voters supported the Leave campaign meaning the country will withdraw from the European Union.

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