The Vote Heard Round the World – Britain Just Pulled the Pin On the EU Grenade

The British gave the global financial landscape a kick in the teeth after voting to leave the European Union (EU) on Thursday.

On Friday, final results showed that 51.9% voted to leave the EU versus 48.1% that voted for Britain to stay. All told 17,410,742 votes for "Leave" and 16,141,241 votes for "Remain" were cast.

The votes were counted in 382 local counting areas representing 380 local government areas in England, Scotland, and Wales and one each for Northern Ireland and Gibraltar.

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