Romania's PM Victor Ponta resigns in wake of deadly Bucharest nightclub fire

November 4, 2015 2:29 PM

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Romania's PM Victor Ponta resigns in wake of deadly Bucharest nightclub fire

(CNN)Romania's Prime Minister Victor Ponta announced his resignation Wednesday, acknowledging "legitimate" public anger over a Bucharest nightclub fire that killed 32 people.

Ponta made the announcement at a press conference Wednesday morning, hours after thousands had marched in the streets of the capital, demanding the resignation of Ponta and other political leaders over Friday's nightclub disaster.

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