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Brexit

An informal term for “British exit” in reference to the decision made by the people of the UK in the June 23, 2016, referendum to leave the European Union (EU). People who took part in the referendum that then Prime Minister David Cameron authorised, had a choice of two options – Remain (UK to stay in the EU) or Leave (UK to leave the EU). The Leave vote won the referendum with 51.9% of the ballot, or 17.4 million votes; Remain received 48.1%, or 16.1 million votes. The total turnout was 72.2%.

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