Trump: Britons “took back control of their country”
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 24
US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Britons "took back control of their country" by voting to leave the European Union, Reuters reported June 24.
Before the vote Trump had said he would be inclined to leave the EU.
Britons held a referendum June 23 on whether to stay in or leave the European Union, which the UK joined in 1973.
The voting results indicate that the campaign to leave the EU, known as the Brexit, has won with 51.9 percent of the votes.
In the wake of the Brexit victory, David Cameron has said he will step down as the UK prime minister.
After the UK has voted to leave the European Union, the country will have to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, beginning the formal process of withdrawal.
It will be the first time in EU history that Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty gets invoked.