52% voted in favour of Britain leaving EU :
What is Brexit?
The people of Britain has voted for a British exit, or Brexit, from the EU in a historic referendum on Thursday June 23.
The outcome has prompted celebrations among Eurosceptics and sent shockwaves through the global economy.
The pound has fallen and David Cameron has resigned as Prime Minister of Britain. He said a new prime minister should be in place by October.
The next step is for Britain to inform that EU that it wants to go using Article 50 for the first time in the history of the union.
But Mr Cameron said the next prime minster should decide when to trigger Article 50.
He will inform the EU of its decision at a crunch EU summit scheduled for Tuesday June 28 and Wednesday June 29.
There will now be a short delay before using the legal mechanism, which starts the timer on two years of talks before the UK must leave the bloc.