Jun 25, 2016 10:50 AM EDT

Latest Britain E.U. Referendum Results In Favor Of 'Brexit'

The latest Britain E.U. referendum results prove that a "Brexit" from the politico-economic group seems to be the best for most. The people have spoken and they want out.

Early, partial Britain E.U. referendum results showed a lead for "Brexit" or Britain's exit from the European Union. According to CNN, the polls closed on Thursday in the historic vote for the country's future with the group.

About 46.5 million paper ballots were counted by hand throughout England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland as well as Gibraltar. The Britain E.U. referendum results were collected in 382 local authorities and were sent to 12 regional counting centers.

This is the first time that a country has left the EU. This comes after months of heated campaign for the hearts of registered voters.

BBC reported that the Britain E.U. referendum results showed that the "Leave" advocates were ahead by 500,000 votes with 14,356,533 over the Remain's 13,409,611 votes. The English shires and Wales garnered the most votes for "Brexit."

"Dare to dream that the dawn is breaking on an independent United Kingdom," UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage said. Farage is a leading "Leave" supporter.

The publication added that Scotland and Northern Ireland seemed to have voted for Remain. London has "voted emphatically" to stay in the European Union.

The Britain E.U. referendum results were counted by the overall number of votes cast for Leave or Remain. Prof. John Curtice, a polling expert, has said that the Leave votes were "undoubtedly the favorites" to win the referendum.

"If the predictions are right, this will be a victory for real people, a victory for ordinary people, and a victory for decent people," Farage said at a Brexit party. "Let Jun. 23 go down in our history as our independence day."

TIME noted that there was a surge in Google searches about what happens after U.K. leaves the E.U. with the early Britain E.U. referendum results in favor of Leave. There was a 250 percent spike in searches for the question "What happens if we leave the E.U.?"

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