ROME (AP) – Italy’s Education Minister Lorenzo Fioramonti said Thursday he has resigned in a letter sent to the Italian premier, after the government failed to increase funding for schools and universities in next year’s budget.

In a Facebook post, Fioramonti confirmed he sent his resignation letter Monday evening after the final parliament approval of the 2020 budget law.

The resignation represents a new headache for the uneasy coalition government formed this year by his party, the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, and the center-left Democrats. The ruling parties, which joined forces in August to stop the bid for power of the League’s far-right leader Matteo Salvini, have different views on key policies ranging from the economy to migration.

Fioramonti had pledged to quit unless education spending

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