Farage resigns as UKIP leader

Other News Materials 4 July 2016 14:28 (UTC +04:00)

Nigel Farage is stepping down as leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), saying he has done his bit for the cause of Britain leaving the EU, reports The Guardian.

Speaking at a press conference in Westminster, he said it is time to get his life back after successfully campaigning for the UK to vote for Brexit.

“During the referendum I said I wanted my country back … now I want my life back,” Farage said July 4.

Farage, 52, was originally leader from 2006 to 2009 and came back to the job after the 2010 election. He then stepped down after the 2015 election, only to “unresign” and return to fight the campaign to leave the EU.

Farage on July 4 insisted this resignation is for good, but raised the prospect of taking some role in negotiating Britain’s exit from the EU, saying he “might have something to give”.

Britons held a referendum June 23 on whether the UK should to stay in the European Union, or leave it.

The voting results indicated that the campaign to leave the EU, known as the Brexit, won with 51.9 percent of the votes.