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Romania’s PM Victor Ponta has resigned a day after over 20,000 people took to the streets of Bucharest to protest against Colectiv nightclub fire that left 32 people dead.

Last week’s fire in Bucharest started when a heavy metal band performing at the club set off fireworks.

Photo Romanian Government

Photo Romanian Government

Protesters called for Victor Ponta to step down, complaining of government corruption and poor safety supervision.

Victor Ponta said on November 4: “I am handing in my mandate, I’m resigning, and implicitly my government too.

“I hope the government’s resignation will satisfy the people who came out in the streets.”