On June 23, 2016, British citizens voted by a four percent margin to leave the European Union, sending shockwaves across Europe and unsettling world markets. The Brexit vote also set into motion months of head scratching by European and British leaders. The goal: to figure out how, exactly, to make Brexit happen. After all, Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty—the EU’s exit clause—had never been invoked.
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