LONDON — British Prime Minister David Cameron will leave the administration by October after voters opted to leave the European Union on Friday.
In his official statement outside 10 Downing Street, Mr Cameron, who was one of the leaders of the Remain campaign, said the decision justified a change in leadership.
“In my view we should aim to have a new prime minister in place by the start of the Conservative Party conference in October,” Cameron said.
“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,” he said.
“This is not a decision I’ve taken lightly. But I do believe it’s in the national interest to have a period of stability, and then the new leadership required,” he said
In a historic referendum, Britain on Friday parted ways from the European Union (EU), becoming the first country to leave the 28-nation bloc.
After the verdict, pro “Leave” groups in the Netherlands and other EU nations have called for similar referendums in their respective countries.
The news of UK’s exit from the European Union has also triggered a massive jolt in the global financial markets, forcing several countries to adopt defensive measures to tackle the crisis.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.