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.
Also read: FULL TEXT: May's momentous Brexit speech