In shock vote, Britain votes to leave the European Union

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(Worthy News) - The voters of the United Kingdom spoke Thursday and, to the surprise of pundits and their elected officials, declared that they want out of the European Union.

In a historic nail-biter of a referendum, the nation voted to exit the 28-member EU bloc, a result widely seen to have been driven public fear of immigration that has surged in the nation during recent years but which quickly prompted a run on the British currency.

While turnout was at a near record levels, and officials had predicted a tally that was “too close to call,” the major TV networks BBC and ITV both projected a victory for the “Leave” forces in the so-called “Brexit” vote.

With more than 80 percent of the vote counted just before midnight EDT in the U.S., the “Leave” forces had an edge of 51.6 percent to 48.4 percent. [ Source ]

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