Sylvi Listhaug has resigned as Norway's Minister of Justice following a motion of no confidence against her by opposition parties.
Parliament had been set to vote on the motion of no confidence on Tuesday.
But the minister pre-empted the vote by announcing her resignation early Tuesday morning, stating she could not allow the Progress Party to lose power over her departure.
Listhaug is a high-profile figure in the anti-immigration party, which is part of Norway's tripartite coalition government.
Prime Minister Erna Solberg earlier said that if there was a majority against Listhaug, she would call a vote of confidence (kabinettsspørsmål in Norwegian) in the entire government, potentially resulting in new elections or either Solberg or Jonas Gahr Støre, the head of the opposition, being asked to form a new government.