The departure of Oresharski, who has been in power for just over a year, has been expected since the ruling Socialists' poor showing in May's European parliamentary elections. His resignation paves the way for an interim government to take over in August and a general election in October.
The vote will mark the second snap election in less than two years in the EU's poorest member state. The instability has hampered efforts to make the economy more efficient and prompted a credit rating downgrade in June.
The Socialist-led coalition increased the minimum wage, cut red tape and, despite the banking crisis, found investors for a
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