The United Kingdom will hold a referendum on whether to remain in the European Union this June

British Prime Minister David Cameron announced this past weekend he’ll hold a referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership in the European Union (EU) just four months from now. This move comes directly after Cameron wrapped up negotiations with the continental body over greater flexibility and independence for his country on several key issues. The referendum is scheduled for June 23, but even though Cameron’s promise to conduct one was a key campaign pledge in last year’s elections, it’s already exposed deep rifts within Cameron’s governing Conservative Party, and its outcome—and ramifications—are uncertain.

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