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David Cameron: Britain deserves new leadership after Brexit vote

Speaking for the first time since Britain voted to leave the European Union, Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday morning he believes new leadership is required for the country to move forward.

Cameron told reporters outside 10 Downing Street he would like to see a new prime minister by the start of the Conservative Party conference in October, and this person will be the one to decide when to trigger Article 50, starting the formal and legal process of leaving the EU. "I do not think it's right for me to try to be the captain that tries to steer our country to its next destination," he said. Cameron, who promoted staying in the EU, also said the will of the British people "must be respected," and he reassured Brits living in European countries and European citizens living in the UK that there will be "no immediate changes" in their circumstances or in traveling.