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What Women Leaders Have to Say About the Brexit

What Women Leaders Have to Say About the Brexit

Britain is now officially leaving the European Union, a historic decision made by referendum. Prime Minister David Cameron also announced he would resign by October in a move to redirect to "fresh leadership."

More than 30 million people voted yesterday on the Brexit and the vote was split with 52 percent in favor of leaving the EU, and 48 percent in favor of remaining within the economic and political partnership. The decision is likely to influence not only Britain's citizens but also the world's financial markets, pending a withdrawal agreement with the now 27 EU member states.

So what do women think of Brexit? German chancellor Angela Merkel, ranked No. 1 on the Forbes list of "World's Most Powerful Women," urged Europe to remain "calm and composed" while standing together with Britain. This comes after she expressed her regret that Britain will be leaving the union.

Other female influencers also took to Twitter to discuss the historic decision, some wishing magic was an option to handle the Brexit, while others arguing the decision was a victory.

Check out some of the responses below:

Translation from Marine Le Pen, leader of France's far-right National Front party: “Victory for liberty! As I have asked for years, we must now have the same referendum in France and in the countries of the European Union.”

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