Cameron announces resignation after Brexit vote

London (dpa) - British Premier David Cameron says he will resign by October now that Britons have voted to exit the European Union.

Cameron had fought for remaining in the EU, facing off with Brexit supporters from within his own Conservative Party.

"The will of the British people is an instruction that must be delivered," he says outside his London residence in Downing Street.

"I think the country requires fresh leadership to take it in this direction," he adds.

The next premier should take the formal decision on when to trigger Britain's exit process under Article 50 of the EU treaties, Cameron says.

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