David Cameron on Friday resigned as prime minister of Britain after his nation voted to leave the European Union.
Cameron did not give an exact departure date, but said he intends for a new leader to be in place by October, CNN reported.
“The British people have voted to leave the EU and their will must be respected,” Cameron said in an emotional statement outside 10 Downing Street. “The will of the British people is an instruction which must be delivered.”
“As such, I think the country requires fresh leadership to take it in this direction.”
Cameron pledged to do all he can “to steady the ship in the coming weeks and months.”
Britain on Thursday voted to remove itself from the EU, in a move that could set off a raft of financial and economic uncertainty across the globe.