(Associated Press) German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she understands that Britain may need "a certain amount of time to analyze things" regarding its departure from the European Union but adds that a "long-term suspension" of the question wouldn't be in either side's economic interest.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has indicated he plans to leave invoking Article 50 of the EU treaty, which would trigger negotiations on Britain's exit, to his successor, who will be chosen in several months. Cameron resigned after his 'remain' side lost Thursday's vote.
Merkel said Monday she has a "certain amount of understanding" for the fact that Britain may need "a certain amount of time" to analyze what happens next. She wouldn't comment on whether it's acceptable for London to wait until October, as Cameron plans.
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