Fri Jul 8, 2016 8:4AM
This file photo, taken on March 16, 2016, shows the central atrium of the London Stock Exchange LSE. (By AFP)
This file photo, taken on March 16, 2016, shows the central atrium of the London Stock Exchange LSE. (By AFP)

The people of the UK have voted for leaving the European Union (EU). The referendum turnout was 71.8%, with more than 30 million people voting.

It was the highest turnout in a UK-wide vote since the 1992 general elections.

One thing is for certain: the future prime minister of the UK, which appears to be Home Secretary Theresa May, has to negotiate the exit in such a way as to make sure there is a soft landing.

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