Britain votes to leave European Union, Markets stunned

LONDON || Britain has voted to leave the European Union by 52 percent to 48 percent, the BBC reported on Friday, after all the results had been counted.

e‘Leave’ votes had crossed the 16.8 million mark needed to win after 374 out of 382 regional results had been declared, making it mathematically impossible for “Remain” to win.

The outcome could set the country on an uncertain path and deal the largest setback to European efforts to forge greater unity since World War Two.

World financial markets dived as the vote headed for a Brexit outcome. Sterling suffered its biggest one-day fall of 9.4 percent against the dollar on market fears the decision will hit investment in the world’s 5th largest economy, raise questions over London’s role as a global financial capital, and usher in months of political limbo.