Josef Dobes

Josef Dobes (right), the education minister of the Czech Republic, has resigned. The controversial cabinet minister said he was leaving to protest budget cuts. According to a piece by Jan Richter at Radio Prague:

The embattled Czech education minister, Josef Dobes, has announced he will step down. Mr Dobes, who has come under severe pressure over a number of issues including EU funds and his planned university reform, cited further austerity measures as the reason. But observers point out that the minister just seized the opportunity to resign before he would be forced out of office.

The big controversy? He proposed instituting tuition at universities. [Image via]

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Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer