Haiti's prime minister resigned Saturday after days of protest over the government's plan to raise fuel prices.
Jack Guy Lafontant announced to the lower house of Haiti's legislature: "I submitted my resignation to the president of the republic," and he confirmed that the president had accepted his resignation.
Haiti has been in turmoil since last week, when the government announced plans for major increases in the prices of gasoline, diesel and kerosene.
The announcement led to riots that resulted in at least four deaths. The government ended up calling off the price increases, but the political upheaval resulted in a no-confidence vote Saturday in the lower house of parliament.