SOFIA, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov on Wednesday said his government will resign, in the wake of snowballing discontent and protests over the government's austerity measures and high electricity and heating prices.
Borissov also told the Parliament that he would not participate in an interim government.
The resignation came after 10 days of national protests against high bills for electricity and heating.
The prime minister had decided to fire his Vice Premier and Finance Minister Simeon Djankov on Monday, and on Tuesday said that the electricity price could be cut by 8 percent. Enditem
However, the protests continued, with 25 people arrested and 14 injured in Sofia on Tuesday evening.
"Yesterday we did the maximum to meet the demands of protesters. From now on, we have nothing more to do to help them," Borissov said at the Bulgarian Parliament when announcing his intention.
Borissov's GERB Party took power in July 2009, and regular parliamentary elections were to be held in June.