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EU's Juncker calls for immediate start to Brexit negotiations

© John MacDougall, AFP | A poster featuring a Brexit vote ballot with "out" tagged is on display at a book shop window in Berlin on June 24, 2016

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Latest update : 2016-06-24

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker called on the UK to immediately start negotiations on exiting the EU after it voted to leave the bloc Friday, adding there was no need to wait for Prime Minister David Cameron’s departure in October.

  • The UK has become the first state ever to withdraw from the European Union, in a blow to the bloc forged in the aftermath of World War II.
  • Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron announced his intention to resign in three months. Cameron was a vocal campaigner for the 'Remain' camp.
  • Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has stated in the wake of the vote, "Scotland sees its future as part of the EU".
  • Northern Ireland's largest Irish nationalist party, Sinn Fein, also said the result intensified the case for a vote on whether to quit the UK.
  • French and Dutch far-right leaders responded to the Brexit vote by calling for similar referendums in their own countries.
  • French President François Hollande said the Brexit vote will put the European Union to the test.
  • European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker called on the UK to immediately launch negotiations on leaving the EU.
  • London, Paris and Frankfurt stock markets all fell sharply after the UK voted to leave the EU.

To see how all the day's events unfolded, read our live blog below. 

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Date created : 2016-06-24

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