The prime minister leads the nation under Ethiopia's political system.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said on Thursday he had submitted his resignation as both premier and the chairman of the ruling coalition.
The proposed reforms, which he did not specify, come at a time of unrest "where many lives have been lost, people have been displaced and property damaged, and there are efforts to harm investments", Hailemariam said.
The Prime Minister called on Ethiopians to be part of the solution to recent political crisis in the country.
Meanwhile, protests and planned strikes have turned into widespread celebrations in the Oromia region as political prisoners are unconditionally released by the Ethiopian government.
The attacks and arrests by security forces were condemned by global agencies and partners resulting in measures instituted by the government to address the issues which are still lingering.
Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic party has been ruling the country for the last quarter of a century after the regime of Colonel Mengistu Hailemariam, who is in exile in Zimbabwe. Remember he also ordered the closure of this notorious prison in Addis. The Oromos make up about a third of Ethiopia's population of 100 million, and there have been no Oromo representatives in Ethiopia's current or past government leadership, CNN reported.
The government responded with deadly force, imposed an emergency rule, banned the posting of updates on Facebook, repeatedly blocked the internet, and declared that watching opposition, diaspora-run television stations illegal.
The government later ended it's plan to expand the capital, but protests continued.
In a short statement, Hailemariam said he was not quitting politics, but wanted to continue his work to reform Ethiopia. The unrest spread the following year with protests against political restrictions. Since then, more than 6,000 prisoners have been released.
"It looks like there is a political power struggle and this has been ongoing for a while".
Hailemariam, who has been in power since 2012, has a mixed legacy in Ethiopia.