Polls Open in Britain’s Historic EU Referendum

VOA1{VOA NEWS/LONDON} — Voting began Thursday in Britain’s historic election that by the end of the day will decide whether the country remains in the European Union.

As voters went to polling stations, public opinion polls showed the two sides in a dead heat.

Turnout was expected to be high, culminating a bitter, two-month campaign that centered largely on immigration, a highly sensitive and divisive issue in a nation whose immigration rate has doubled since 2000.

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha leave after voting in the EU referendum in London, Thursday, June 23, 2016.

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha leave after voting in the EU referendum in London, Thursday, June 23, 2016. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.