After Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union, there is no indication that a so-called Brexit will happen soon. Prime Minister David Cameron, who is resigning, has said he will not take the formal step to an EU divorce on the grounds that his successor should. A petition on the UK government's website on holding a second referendum has gained more than 3 million signatories in just two days.
Spain's repeat polls ended Sunday with the incumbent conservatives appearing to have won the most seats but tailed closely by a far-left coalition led by Podemos, an influential exit poll said. The election came just three days after Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union, pitting those hungry for change in a country with high unemployment against those who fear it would torpedo Spain's slow economic recovery. If the results are confirmed, this would be a historic shift in Spain with the Unidos Podemos coalition replacing the 137-year-old, crisis-hit Socialists as the country's main left-wing force.