United Kingdom votes for 'Brexit,' toppling government, crashing markets

June 24, 2016 11:27 AM

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United Kingdom votes for 'Brexit,' toppling government, crashing markets

LONDON — The United Kingdom voted to end 43 years of European Union membership after a divisive referendum campaign that prompted Prime Minister David Cameron to announce he would resign. The vote sent global markets crashing over the potential dismantling of a union designed to ensure peace and security for a continent ravaged by two world wars.

The margin of victory was 52% to 48%. Cameron, who had campaigned to remain in the 28-member EU resigned shortly after the final result from Thursday's vote was announced.

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