Brexit wins! Shock, confusion as UK votes to leave EU

Brexit wins! Shock, confusion as UK votes to leave EU

The UK has voted in a referendum to leave the EU, shocking analysts and sending to the pound crashing to its lowest level since 1985.

Brexit wins! Shock, confusion as UK votes to leave EU

Political analysts had forecast the country to remain, but as at the time of filing this report, the Leave (Brexit) campaign held an insurmountable 52% lead over Remain (Bremain).

17.2 million votes had been counted in favour of leaving and 16. million in favour of remaining, according to the BBC.

The decision has stunned countries across the EU, who see Brexit as a setback for European Unity.

"The EU has been dealing with multiple crises in recent years - but this could, and probably will, dwarf them all," BBC analyst, Chris Morris said.

He said UK  Prime Minister, David Cameron, is expected to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty next week, triggering a divorce negotiation lasting at least two years - a vastly complicated legal and political process.

UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond - who backed Remain - said voters had "spoken clearly" and the government's job was to "get on with that decision, protecting the economy and doing all we can to get the best outcome for Britain".

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