Finland's social democratic prime minister, Antti Rinne, has on Tuesday submitted his government's resignation to the president of the country.
At a short ceremony submitted Rinne afskedsbegæringen president Sauli Niinisto at the presidential residence.
the President asked the government to be as a caretaker government until a new government is found.
the centre party, which is in a governing coalition, announced on Monday that it no longer has confidence in the prime minister.
The political crisis has its roots in a labour dispute in the Finnish postal service, Posti. The crisis has led to strikes in several sectors.
It is now stepped up, after 700 postal workers in the Posti have been moved to a subsidiary with another agreement, whereby a portion of the transitioned have been forced onto a lower wage.
Antti Rinne has been criticized for its handling of the case. He is accused of having lied about it in the Finnish parliament.
Finland's broad coalition government composed of five parties. It is Rinnes socialists in the SPD, the centre party, The Greens, Vänsterförbundet and Svenska Folkpartiet.
Finland currently has the EU presidency.
Rinnes government has been in power since June. It has been more concerned by disputes in the labour market than the previous centrumhøjreregering.
Rinne is a former union leader. He says that he all the time has made it clear to the unions that he will not accept the deterioration of public sector employees ' terms and conditions.
- If Rinne has lied, then he must go, was the previous Tuesday from Jussi Halla-aho, chairman of the big nationalkonservative party The True Finns, which is in the opposition.