In Picture:Â British Prime Minister David Cameron resigns on the steps of 10 Downing Street on June 24, 2016, in London
Cameron said the country should aim to have a new leader by October
June 24, 2016:Â In the wake of Fridayâ€™s historic â€œBrexitâ€ referendum in which Britain voted to leave the European Union, the countryâ€™s Prime Minister David Cameron announced that he will step down later this year.
After saying that he had fought to remain within the E.U. with â€œhead, heart and soul,â€ Cameron conceded that â€œthe British people have made a very clear decision to take a different path, and as such I think the country requires fresh leadership to take it in this direction.â€
Cameron said he will continue as Prime Minister in the immediate future, but stated that the country should â€œaim to have a new Prime Minister in place by the Conservative Party conferenceâ€ set to take place in October this year.