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Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta resigns following protests over deadly nightclub fire.

  • Romanians fill the Calea Victoriei, a main avenue of the Romanian capital, during a large protest in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. More than 10,000 marched down the city's main boulevards and then massed outside the government offices Tuesday evening calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Victor Ponta, Interior Minister Gabriel Oprea and the mayor of the district where the Colectiv nightclub, the venue of a deadly fire last week, was located.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

    Romanians fill the Calea Victoriei, a main avenue of the Romanian capital, during a large protest in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. More than 10,000 marched down the city's main boulevards and then massed outside the government offices Tuesday evening calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Victor Ponta, Interior Minister Gabriel Oprea and the mayor of the district where the Colectiv nightclub, the venue of a deadly fire last week, was located.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)  (The Associated Press)

  • People stand in Victory square during protest in front of the government headquarters in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. Up to eight thousand people joined a protest against the endemic corruption affecting all levels of the administration, calling for the resignation of the government.(Andreea Alexandru, Mediafax via AP) ROMANIA OUT

    People stand in Victory square during protest in front of the government headquarters in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. Up to eight thousand people joined a protest against the endemic corruption affecting all levels of the administration, calling for the resignation of the government.(Andreea Alexandru, Mediafax via AP) ROMANIA OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Riot policemen run to reinforce the lines during a protest in front of the government headquarters in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. Up to eight thousand people joined a protest against the endemic corruption affecting all levels of the administration, calling for the resignation of the government.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

    Riot policemen run to reinforce the lines during a protest in front of the government headquarters in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. Up to eight thousand people joined a protest against the endemic corruption affecting all levels of the administration, calling for the resignation of the government.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)  (The Associated Press)

Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta is resigning following huge protests after a nightclub fire that killed more than 30 people.

The leader of the ruling Social Democratic Party, Liviu Dragnea, said Ponta would resign later Wednesday after discussions within the ruling coalition.

Some 20,000 people took to the streets of Bucharest Tuesday evening in a spontaneous protest calling for the resignation of Ponta, Interior Minister Gabriel Oprea and a district mayor where the Colectiv nightclub was located.