Cameron chairs last cab­i­net as Bri­tish PM

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David Cameron chaired his fi­nal cab­i­net meet­ing on Tues­day af­ter six years as Bri­tain’s prime min­is­ter, with in­com­ing premier Theresa May pre­par­ing to form a new gov­ern­ment to de­liver Brexit.

May led trib­utes to Cameron at the meet­ing, which was de­scribed by min­is­ters as “emo­tional”, and posed for pho­tog­ra­phers on the steps of the premier’s 10 Down­ing Street res­i­dence af­ter­wards.

Cameron’s end came sooner than ex­pected af­ter dra­matic twists in the con­test to re­place him led to his swift exit from power less than three weeks af­ter the na­tion’s seis­mic vote to quit the European Union.

May will come un­der im­me­di­ate pres­sure from EU lead­ers to set out a timetable for Brexit.

The European Com­mis­sion’s econ­omy chief Pierre Moscovici urged May to ac­cel­er­ate the process.

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