Cameron: UK needs new leadership

Cameron: UK needs new leadership

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday morning said he would step down after the UK voted to leave the European Union in a historic referendum.

"I will do everything I can as prime minister to steady the ship over the coming weeks and months, but I do not think it would be right for me to try to be the captain that steers our country to its next destination," Cameron, who led the campaign to keep Britain in the EU, said. :This is not a decision I have taken lightly, but I do believe it is in the national interest to have a period of stability and then the new leadership required".

"I think the country requires fresh leadership to take it in this direction," he added, noting that he would remain in his position for the next three months and that the aim should be to have a new leader in place by the start of the Conservative Party’s annual conference in October.

Cameron, who has served as the UK Prime Minister since 2010, became the youngest Prime Minister since 1812 (43).

Britain has voted to leave the European Union: according to official data, 51.9% of voters backed Brexit, while the turnout was 72.2%.In total, the referendum was attended by more than 33.5 million people.