Friday, June 24 2016 19:28 EEST
UK votes for Brexit
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Supporters of the UK have won the referendum on the country’s withdrawal from the EU that was held the day before. According to the results of counting of 97% votes, 51.2% of voters are for Brexit and 48.2% are against it. 16.7 mln votes are needed to win the referendum. But the Brexit’s supporters have gained 16.7 mln votes.

The cities of Wales, most areas in the north and the south of England, Sheffield, Sunderland and Coventry have voted for the withdrawal of the UK from the EU.

London, Glasgow, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Liverpool mostly voted against Brexit.

According to the Brexit’s ideologist, politician Nigel Farage, the referendum’s results proclaimed Independence Day for the UK.

According to the shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs of Great Britain Hilary Benn, the British PM David Cameron should resign if Brexit wins.

Another supporter of Brexit Andrew Bridgen urged David Cameron to stay in order to 'stabilize the situation'.

The head of the British Conservatives in the European Parliament Syed Kamall described the results of the referendum as 'a democratic solution' of the British people.

At the same time, the pound’s exchange rate fell to its 30-year minimum low in relation to the US dollar. By the morning of June 24, the pound fell more than 9% and traded at 1.3458 per dollar. The euro became 3.1% cheaper against the dollar.

Moreover, oil prices have fallen 6% lower.

David Cameron thanked the opponents of Brexit for voting and for the campaign to support the preservation of the country's membership in the European Union.

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