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EU lawmakers to press U.K. for quick exit ahead of summit

  • A small boy runs past a door with the EU flag logo at EU headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. EU heads of state and government meet Tuesday and Wednesday in Brussels for the first time since Britain voted to leave the European Union, throwing British and European politics into disarray. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    A small boy runs past a door with the EU flag logo at EU headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. EU heads of state and government meet Tuesday and Wednesday in Brussels for the first time since Britain voted to leave the European Union, throwing British and European politics into disarray. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Two security officers walk by flags of EU nations prior to an EU summit in Brussels on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. EU heads of state and government meet Tuesday and Wednesday in Brussels for the first time since Britain voted to leave the European Union, throwing British and European politics into disarray. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    Two security officers walk by flags of EU nations prior to an EU summit in Brussels on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. EU heads of state and government meet Tuesday and Wednesday in Brussels for the first time since Britain voted to leave the European Union, throwing British and European politics into disarray. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE -  This is Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 file photo of  the EU, right, and the British flags as they are placed next to each other at EU headquarters in Brussels. Nearly 1,000 British nationals who work for the European Union's executive have been assured their jobs are safe. ?  (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert , File )

    FILE - This is Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 file photo of the EU, right, and the British flags as they are placed next to each other at EU headquarters in Brussels. Nearly 1,000 British nationals who work for the European Union's executive have been assured their jobs are safe. ? (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert , File )  (The Associated Press)

European Union lawmakers are meeting in emergency session to discuss the U.K.'s unprecedented vote to leave the EU, set to call for Britain to trigger the exit process immediately.

A non-binding draft resolution drawn up for Tuesday's session says the process should be launched once Prime Minister David Cameron notifies the outcome of the British referendum to EU leaders.

Cameron is to share his views about the referendum and perhaps Britain's future at a summit in Brussels starting at 1400 GMT on Tuesday.

He has signaled that Britain might not trigger the exit clause known as Article 50 until October.

EU nations acknowledge the political chaos in the U.K. but they want Article 50 triggered as soon as possible to calm markets and reassure European citizens.