Romanian PM Victor Ponta set to resign amid protests over nightclub fire deaths

Published: Wednesday 4th November 2015 by The News Editor

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Romanian prime minister Victor Ponta is set to resign following huge protests after a nightclub fire killed more than 30 people.

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

About 20,000 people took to the streets of Bucharest on Tuesday evening in a spontaneous protest calling for the resignations of Mr Ponta, interior minister Gabriel Oprea and a district mayor where the Colectiv nightclub was located.

Published: Wednesday 4th November 2015 by The News Editor

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