FLASH: Romanian PM Resigns After Deadly Nightclub Fire

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AFP PHOTO / DANIEL MIHAILESCU

Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta announced his resignation on Wednesday over a nightclub blaze that killed 32 people, a day after more than 20,000 people rallied in Bucharest to demand he quit.

“I am stepping down as prime minister,” he said in a television broadcast. “I hope the government’s resignation will satisfy the people who came out in the streets.”

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