As over 52 per cent of Britons voted on Thursday to leave the European Union on Thursday.

British Prime Minister David Cameron, who had campaigned against the Brexit, announced his resignation on Friday following the ‘Leave’ vote even as he promised to try to “steady the ship” before he formally steps down in October.

The UK now has two years to negotiate terms of exit from the bloc.

Supporters of the 'Stronger In' Campaign react as results of the EU referendum are announced at a results party at the Royal Festival Hall in London on June 23, 2016. Bookmakers dramatically reversed the odds on Britain leaving the European Union on Friday as early results from a historic referendum pointed to strong support for a Brexit. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / ROB STOTHARD

Supporters of the ‘Stronger In’ Campaign react as results of the EU referendum are announced at a results party at the Royal Festival Hall in London on June 23, 2016.

A neon sign for the 2016 referendum is attached to the doors of the announcement hall in Manchester Town Hall , northwest England on June 23, 2016 where the final result of a referendum on whether the UK will remain or stay in the European Union (EU) will be announced. Britain has voted to leave the European Union by 52 percent to 48 percent, the BBC reported on Friday, after nearly all the results had been counted. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Rob Stothard

A neon sign for the 2016 referendum is attached to the doors of the announcement hall in Manchester Town Hall , northwest England on June 23, 2016 where the final result of a referendum on whether the UK will remain or stay in the European Union (EU) will be announced.
Britain has voted to leave the European Union by 52 percent to 48 percent, the BBC reported on Friday, after nearly all the results had been counted. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Rob Stothard

An illuminated "In or Out" sign is pictured outside a house in Hangleton near Brighton in southern England, on June 23, 2016, as Britain holds a referendum on whether to stay or leave the European Union (EU). Millions of Britons began voting Thursday in a bitterly-fought, knife-edge referendum that could tear up the island nation's EU membership and spark the greatest emergency of the bloc's 60-year history. / AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK

An illuminated “In or Out” sign is pictured outside a house in Hangleton near Brighton in southern England, on June 23, 2016, as Britain holds a referendum on whether to stay or leave the European Union (EU).
Millions of Britons began voting Thursday in a bitterly-fought, knife-edge referendum that could tear up the island nation’s EU membership and spark the greatest emergency of the bloc’s 60-year history. / AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks after Britain voted to leave the European Union, outside Number 10 Downing Street as his wife Samantha looks on in London, Britain June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron speaks after Britain voted to leave the European Union, outside Number 10 Downing Street as his wife Samantha looks on in London, Britain June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Supporters of the Stronger In Campaign gather to wait for the result of the EU referendum at a results party at the Royal Festival Hall in London on June 23, 2016. The first mainland result declared in Britain's historic EU referendum on Thursday gave a very slender lead to the campaign to stay in the bloc, but was much closer than expected, an expert said. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / ROB STOTHARD

Supporters of the Stronger In Campaign gather to wait for the result of the EU referendum at a results party at the Royal Festival Hall in London on June 23, 2016.
The first mainland result declared in Britain’s historic EU referendum on Thursday gave a very slender lead to the campaign to stay in the bloc, but was much closer than expected, an expert said. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / ROB STOTHARD

A man looks at his computer screen showing the Brexit live poll and realtime GBP / HKD rates on during a live broadcast of the Brexit vote results in Hong Kong on June 24, 2016. Britain has voted to break out of the European Union, national media declared on June 24, striking a thunderous blow against the bloc and spreading alarm through markets as sterling plummeted to a 31-year low against the dollar. / AFP PHOTO / ANTHONY WALLACE

A man looks at his computer screen showing the Brexit live poll and realtime GBP / HKD rates on during a live broadcast of the Brexit vote results in Hong Kong on June 24, 2016.
Britain has voted to break out of the European Union, national media declared on June 24, striking a thunderous blow against the bloc and spreading alarm through markets as sterling plummeted to a 31-year low against the dollar. / AFP PHOTO / ANTHONY WALLACE

Traders from BGC, a global brokerage company in London's Canary Wharf financial centre react as European stock markets open early June 24, 2016 after Britain voted to leave the European Union in the EU BREXIT referendum. REUTERS/Russell Boyce

Traders from BGC, a global brokerage company in London’s Canary Wharf financial centre react as European stock markets open early June 24, 2016 after Britain voted to leave the European Union in the EU BREXIT referendum. REUTERS/Russell Boyce

Staff count ballot papers at the Glasgow count centre at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland, on June 23, 2016 after polls closed in the referendum on whether the UK will remain or stay in the European Union (EU). Millions of Britons began voting Thursday in a bitterly-fought, knife-edge referendum that could tear up the island nation's EU membership and spark the greatest emergency of the bloc's 60-year history. / AFP PHOTO / Robert Perry

Staff count ballot papers at the Glasgow count centre at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland, on June 23, 2016 after polls closed in the referendum on whether the UK will remain or stay in the European Union (EU).
Millions of Britons began voting Thursday in a bitterly-fought, knife-edge referendum that could tear up the island nation’s EU membership and spark the greatest emergency of the bloc’s 60-year history. / AFP PHOTO / Robert Perry

Members of the press wait outside Downing street in central London on June 23, 2016 following the EU referendum. Britain has voted to leave the European Union by 52 percent to 48 percent, the BBC reported on Friday, after nearly all the results had been counted. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN

Members of the press wait outside Downing street in central London on June 23, 2016 following the EU referendum.
Britain has voted to leave the European Union by 52 percent to 48 percent, the BBC reported on Friday, after nearly all the results had been counted. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN

Count staff check and verify ballot papers at the Glasgow count centre at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland, on June 23, 2016 after polls closed in the referendum on whether the UK will remain or stay in the European Union (EU). Millions of Britons began voting Thursday in a bitterly-fought, knife-edge referendum that could tear up the island nation's EU membership and spark the greatest emergency of the bloc's 60-year history. / AFP PHOTO / Robert Perry

Count staff check and verify ballot papers at the Glasgow count centre at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland, on June 23, 2016 after polls closed in the referendum on whether the UK will remain or stay in the European Union (EU).
Millions of Britons began voting Thursday in a bitterly-fought, knife-edge referendum that could tear up the island nation’s EU membership and spark the greatest emergency of the bloc’s 60-year history. / AFP PHOTO / Robert Perry

Former London Mayor and Vote Leave campaigner Boris Johnson (L) and his wife Marina Wheeler pose for the media outside a polling station in north London on June 23, 2016, as he casts his vote in a national referendum on whether to remain in, or to leave the European Union (EU). Millions of Britons began voting Thursday in a bitterly-fought, knife-edge referendum that could tear up the island nation's EU membership and spark the greatest emergency of the bloc's 60-year history. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN

Former London Mayor and Vote Leave campaigner Boris Johnson (L) and his wife Marina Wheeler pose for the media outside a polling station in north London on June 23, 2016, as he casts his vote in a national referendum on whether to remain in, or to leave the European Union (EU).
Millions of Britons began voting Thursday in a bitterly-fought, knife-edge referendum that could tear up the island nation’s EU membership and spark the greatest emergency of the bloc’s 60-year history. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN

A Scottish bagpiper plays outside the house of former London Mayor and Vote Leave campaigner Boris Johnson in London on June 24, 2016. Britain has voted to break out of the European Union, striking a thunderous blow against the bloc and spreading panic through world markets Friday as sterling collapsed to a 31-year low. / AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS

A Scottish bagpiper plays outside the house of former London Mayor and Vote Leave campaigner Boris Johnson in London on June 24, 2016.
Britain has voted to break out of the European Union, striking a thunderous blow against the bloc and spreading panic through world markets Friday as sterling collapsed to a 31-year low. / AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS

Vote counting staff sort ballot papers at a vote counting centre at The Royal Horticultural Halls in central London on June 23, 2016. Voting has ended in Thursday's historic British referendum on EU membership, with the final opinion poll pointing to a slender victory for the "Remain" campaign. / AFP PHOTO / NIKLAS HALLE'N

Vote counting staff sort ballot papers at a vote counting centre at The Royal Horticultural Halls in central London on June 23, 2016.
Voting has ended in Thursday’s historic British referendum on EU membership, with the final opinion poll pointing to a slender victory for the “Remain” campaign.
/ AFP PHOTO / NIKLAS HALLE’N

Jenny Watson, Chairperson of the United Kingdom Electoral Commission announces the overall outcome of the EU referendum at the Manchester Town Hall in Manchester, northern England on June 24, 2016. Britain has voted to break out of the European Union, striking a thunderous blow against the bloc and spreading panic through world markets Friday as sterling collapsed to a 31-year low. / AFP PHOTO / Lindsey Parnaby

Jenny Watson, Chairperson of the United Kingdom Electoral Commission announces the overall outcome of the EU referendum at the Manchester Town Hall in Manchester, northern England on June 24, 2016.
Britain has voted to break out of the European Union, striking a thunderous blow against the bloc and spreading panic through world markets Friday as sterling collapsed to a 31-year low. / AFP PHOTO / Lindsey Parnaby

Conservative MP, Nigel Evans (R) and fellow pro-Leave campaigners cheer as results swing in their favour at the Manchester Town Hall in Manchester, north west England early in the morning of June 24, 2016. First results from Britain's historic EU referendum suggest an extremely tight race, with swathes of northern England backing "Leave" but parts of London and Scotland coming out strongly for "Remain". / AFP PHOTO / Lindsey PARNABY

Conservative MP, Nigel Evans (R) and fellow pro-Leave campaigners cheer as results swing in their favour at the Manchester Town Hall in Manchester, north west England early in the morning of June 24, 2016.
First results from Britain’s historic EU referendum suggest an extremely tight race, with swathes of northern England backing “Leave” but parts of London and Scotland coming out strongly for “Remain”.
/ AFP PHOTO / Lindsey PARNABY

Leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), Nigel Farage reacts at the Leave.EU referendum party at Millbank Tower in central London on June 24, 2016, as results indicate that it looks likely the UK will leave the European Union (EU). Top anti-EU campaigner Nigel Farage said he was increasingly confident of victory in Britain's EU referendum on Friday, voicing hope that the result "brings down" the European Union. / AFP PHOTO / GEOFF CADDICK

Leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), Nigel Farage reacts at the Leave.EU referendum party at Millbank Tower in central London on June 24, 2016, as results indicate that it looks likely the UK will leave the European Union (EU).
Top anti-EU campaigner Nigel Farage said he was increasingly confident of victory in Britain’s EU referendum on Friday, voicing hope that the result “brings down” the European Union. / AFP PHOTO / GEOFF CADDICK

Supporters of the 'Stronger In' Campaign react as results of the EU referendum are announced at a results party at the Royal Festival Hall in London early in the morning of June 24, 2016. Bookmakers dramatically reversed the odds on Britain leaving the European Union on Friday as early results from a historic referendum pointed to strong support for a Brexit. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / ROB STOTHARD

Supporters of the ‘Stronger In’ Campaign react as results of the EU referendum are announced at a results party at the Royal Festival Hall in London early in the morning of June 24, 2016.
Bookmakers dramatically reversed the odds on Britain leaving the European Union on Friday as early results from a historic referendum pointed to strong support for a Brexit. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / ROB STOTHARD

Leave.EU supporters wave Union flags and cheer as the results come in at the Leave.EU referendum party at Millbank Tower in central London early in the morning of June 24, 2016. First results from Britain's knife-edge referendum showed unexpectedly strong support for leaving the European Union on Friday, sending the pound plummeting as investors feared a historic blow against the 28-nation alliance. / AFP PHOTO / GEOFF CADDICK

Leave.EU supporters wave Union flags and cheer as the results come in at the Leave.EU referendum party at Millbank Tower in central London early in the morning of June 24, 2016.
First results from Britain’s knife-edge referendum showed unexpectedly strong support for leaving the European Union on Friday, sending the pound plummeting as investors feared a historic blow against the 28-nation alliance. / AFP PHOTO / GEOFF CADDICK

Supporters of the 'Stronger In' Campaign react as results of the EU referendum are announced at a results party at the Royal Festival Hall in London early in the morning of June 24, 2016. Bookmakers dramatically reversed the odds on Britain leaving the European Union on Friday as early results from a historic referendum pointed to strong support for a Brexit. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / ROB STOTHARD

Supporters of the ‘Stronger In’ Campaign react as results of the EU referendum are announced at a results party at the Royal Festival Hall in London early in the morning of June 24, 2016.
Bookmakers dramatically reversed the odds on Britain leaving the European Union on Friday as early results from a historic referendum pointed to strong support for a Brexit. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / ROB STOTHARD

Pro-Leave campaigners watch TV screens as results begin to come in at the Manchester Central Convention Complex where the EU referendum vote count is taking place in Manchester, north west England on June 23, 2016. First results from Britain's historic EU referendum suggest an extremely tight race, with swathes of northern England backing "Leave" but parts of London and Scotland coming out strongly for "Remain". / AFP PHOTO / Lindsey PARNABY

Pro-Leave campaigners watch TV screens as results begin to come in at the Manchester Central Convention Complex where the EU referendum vote count is taking place in Manchester, north west England on June 23, 2016.
First results from Britain’s historic EU referendum suggest an extremely tight race, with swathes of northern England backing “Leave” but parts of London and Scotland coming out strongly for “Remain”.
/ AFP PHOTO / Lindsey PARNABY

Supporters of the 'Stronger In' Campaign watch the results of the EU referendum being announced at a results party at the Royal Festival Hall in London on June 24, 2016. Britain's economy was plunged into a dizzying unknown on Friday as the country lurched towards the EU exit, with the world economy bracing for a hit on growth and unemployment. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / ROB STOTHARD

Supporters of the ‘Stronger In’ Campaign watch the results of the EU referendum being announced at a results party at the Royal Festival Hall in London on June 24, 2016.
Britain’s economy was plunged into a dizzying unknown on Friday as the country lurched towards the EU exit, with the world economy bracing for a hit on growth and unemployment. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / ROB STOTHARD

Supporters of the 'Stronger In' Campaign react as results of the EU referendum are announced at a results party at the Royal Festival Hall in London early in the morning of June 24, 2016. Bookmakers dramatically reversed the odds on Britain leaving the European Union on Friday as early results from a historic referendum pointed to strong support for a Brexit. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / ROB STOTHARD

Supporters of the ‘Stronger In’ Campaign react as results of the EU referendum are announced at a results party at the Royal Festival Hall in London early in the morning of June 24, 2016.
Bookmakers dramatically reversed the odds on Britain leaving the European Union on Friday as early results from a historic referendum pointed to strong support for a Brexit. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / ROB STOTHARD

Supporters of the Stronger In Campaign watch the results of the EU referendum being announced at the Royal Festival Hall on June 24, 2016 in London Britain has voted to break out of the European Union, national media declared today, striking a thunderous blow against the bloc and spreading alarm through markets as sterling plummeted to a 31-year low against the dollar. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Rob Stothard

Supporters of the Stronger In Campaign watch the results of the EU referendum being announced at the Royal Festival Hall on June 24, 2016 in London
Britain has voted to break out of the European Union, national media declared today, striking a thunderous blow against the bloc and spreading alarm through markets as sterling plummeted to a 31-year low against the dollar. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Rob Stothard

A trader from BGC Partners, a global brokerage company in London's Canary Wharf financial centre waits for European stock markets to open early June 24, 2016 after Britain voted to leave the European Union in the EU BREXIT referendum. REUTERS/Russell Boyce TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

A trader from BGC Partners, a global brokerage company in London’s Canary Wharf financial centre waits for European stock markets to open early June 24, 2016 after Britain voted to leave the European Union in the EU BREXIT referendum. REUTERS/Russell Boyce TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

A photographer takes pictures of traders before the opening of the German stock exchange in front of the empty DAX board, at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, June 24, 2016 after Britain voted to leave the European Union in the EU BREXIT referendum. REUTERS/Staff/Remote

A photographer takes pictures of traders before the opening of the German stock exchange in front of the empty DAX board, at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, June 24, 2016 after Britain voted to leave the European Union in the EU BREXIT referendum. REUTERS/Staff/Remote

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