Prime Minister, David Cameron, is to step down by October after the UK voted to leave the European Union, the BBC has reported.
Speaking outside 10 Downing Street, he said “fresh leadership” was needed.
According to the BBC, the Prime Minister had urged the country to vote Remain but was defeated by 52% to 48% despite London, Scotland and Northern Ireland backing staying in.
Leader of The UK Independence Party (UKIP), a Eurosceptic and right-wing populist political party in the United Kingdom, Nigel Farage hailed it as the UK’s “independence day”.
However, the majority of Scots have voted for Scotland to remain in the EU. The country’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has said she was determined to keep Scotland in the European grouping so a second Scottish independence referendum was now “highly likely”.
Of the four countries making up the United Kingdom, England and Wales voted to leave while Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to remain.
For a breakdown of the results by country, go to this link: http://www.bbc.com/news/politics/eu_referendum/results