BREAKING NEWS: EU referendum: British PM David Cameron resigns

By @chelean on
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British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced his resignation following the “Leave” win in the just-held EU referendum. The Conservative Party leader tearfully addressed reporters as he spoke outside 10 Downing Street on Friday morning.

Following the Brexit referendum on Thursday, in which the Brexit side won 52-48, Cameron said the country needed “fresh leadership” and that he would not be the right “captain that steers the country to its next destination.”

He will step down as prime minister by October. Despite actively campaigning for a “Remain” vote, Cameron will go down in history as the British leader who pulled the UK from the European Union.

“I fought this campaign in the only way I know how, which is to say, directly and passionately, what I think and feel, head, heart and soul. I held nothing back. I was clear about my belief that Britain is stronger, safer and better off inside the EU,” he said.

Before the EU referendum, he had said he would remain in office no matter what the result would be. He has now changed his mind.

Cameron has been in office since May 2010. He said he has already informed Queen Elizabeth II of his decision to step down.

It’s still unclear who would replace Cameron. Boris Johnson, who has enthusiastically campaigned for the “Leave” vote, could be a contender.

To be updated.