United Kingdom. The referendum to decide about the EU membership has been held on June 23. The “turnout was 71.8%, with more than 30 million people voting”. According to BBC, it would be about “the highest turnout in a UK-wide vote since the 1992 general election” (BBC).
The outcome wasn’t uniform in the different areas of the Country, as proved, for example, by the fact that England and Wales “voted strongly for Brexit”, whereas “Scotland and Northern Ireland both backed staying in the EU. In any case, voters had their say and the final result of the consultation is summarised by two figures: “Leave” obtained 51.9% and “Remain” 48.1% (ibidem).
(For more details provided by BBC click here)
In brief, the United Kingdom will leave the European Union, which will be composed – till further possible accessions – by 27 (and not 28) member states.
What about words and images chosen by the international press to communicate “Brexit” referendum result? La Repubblica.it proposed a series of pictures showing how the news has been globally broadcasted through different information websites. If interested, click here to display the images shared by the on-line version of the mentioned Italian newspaper.