Could There Still Be A Chance the UK Stays in the EU?
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Following Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, the supporters of the campaign for the country to remain part of the EU started a parliamentary petition calling for a second referendum.
According to The Independent, the petition for a second referendum needed at least 100,000 signatures before it could be debated in Parliament. Supporters of staying with the EU flooded the petition website and crashed it Friday, but not before more than the requisite 100,000 people signed the petition.
“We the undersigned call upon HM Government to implement a rule that if the remain or leave vote is less than 60 percent based on a turnout less than 75 percent there should be another referendum,” the petition website stated.
The results of the Brexit vote were revealed Thursday, as the 72 percent turnout voted to leave the EU. Those voting to leave the EU totaled 51.9 percent of the votes (17,410,742) as compared to those who wanted to stay at 48.1 percent and 16,141,241 votes.
As a result of the vote and the decision to leave the EU, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced his resignation by saying that he wasn’t the right fit to be in charge as the country begins heading in a new direction.
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