David Cameron has resigned as prime minister after Britain voted to leave the European Union.

The prime minister said the country required "fresh leadership" to "steer the country" out of the EU.

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He promised to "steady the ship" over the coming months before stepping down in October.

Mr Cameron was close to tears as he announced his decision outside Downing Street.

The referendum, called by Mr Cameron, delivered a shock victory for the Leave campaign.

The Brexit vote immediately sent the pound tumbling and sparked calls for the prime minister's resignation.

Mr Cameron said the result was the "will of the British people" which was an "instruction which must be delivered"
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