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Monday, February 19, 2018

Supporters of a British exit from the EU won the referendum


Supporters of a British exit from the European Union was able to recruit the necessary number of votes (16.7 million) during the past on the eve of the referendum. World markets have responded to this by falling oil prices and rising gold.


photo: Alexander Astafyev

After the processing of ballots in 376 of 382 constituencies eurosceptics scored 51.7% of the votes (16.7 million), whereas the proponents of Britain in the EU — 48.3% (15.8 million), reports the BBC.

The referendum was held on the initiative of British Prime Minister David Cameron. He promised to put the issue of withdrawal from the EU in the event of his re-election in 2015, while he actively insists on the preservation of the country in the European Union subject to a substantial reforms in the organization.

Note that Scotland and Northern Ireland voted for the UK remaining in the EU. After the victory of the supporters of Brexit, the leader of the nationalist party Northern Ireland Declan Kearney said that in the case of “divorce” of London with the EU, the region can unite with the rest of Ireland.

On the background of the latest news prices on black gold came down: the price of a barrel of Brent crude fell by five percent, and the price of an ounce of gold rose to $ 50.

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