LONDON, June 24 (UPI) — British Prime Minister David Cameron will step down by October after Britain voted Thursday to leave the European Union after 43 years.
Cameron, who has served as PM for six years, announced his resignation in front of the Prime Minister’s residence at 10 Downing Street Friday morning after the so-called “Brexit” was approved by the British public.
Cameron warned of economic and national security calamity in a “Brexit” and strongly urged his countrymen to vote for remain in the EU, but a slight majority, 52 percent to 48 percent voted to leave.
“The will of the British people is an instruction that must be delivered,” Cameron said.
“I do not think it would be right for me to be the captain who steers the country to its next destination,” said Cameron. He will step down during Conservative Party’s annual conference in October.