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

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.