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UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced resignation after Brexit vote

The announcement was made hours after the Brexit vote that favoured leaving the European Union. Cameron will step down in October 2016 at the Conservative Party Conference to make way for a new Prime Minister to guide the UK in the new direction for the country.

Jun 24, 2016 14:29 IST
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manipur protest The Prime Minister of United Kingdom David Cameron on 24 June 2016 announced his resignation hours after the Brexit vote that favoured leaving the European Union (EU).

During the campaign, Cameron-led Conserve Party advocated for remaining with the EU. In the referendum that was held on 23 June 2016, 51.89 percent of the voters preferred to leave the EU.

Among the 46.5 million people who registered to vote, only 48.11 percent voted to remain in the grouping. However, the result must still be approved by the UK Parliament to become effective.

Cameron will step down in October 2016 at the Conservative Party Conference to make way for a new Prime Minister to guide the UK in the new direction for the country.

About David Cameron

• This British politician was first elected to the Parliament of the United Kingdom in 2001. At present, he represents the Oxfordshire constituency of Witney.

• Following the election of a hung parliament in the 2010 general election, he became Prime Minister as the leader of a coalition between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats.

• He was re-elected as the Prime Minister in the 2015 election, when his party won a parliamentary majority for the first time since 1992.

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