Javier Febas has resigned as LaLiga president.
The 54-year-old has been head of the Spanish league for three and a half years and his resignation will spark an election for a new four-year term.
"I have formally presented my resignation as president of La Liga," Tebas said on Twitter.
"A new electoral process will be opened and I will again seek the trust of the clubs."
To be re-elected, Tebas will need the support of 32 of the 42 clubs in Spain's top two divisions.
He was elected unopposed in 2013 and should he be successful again on this occasion, it would allow him to serve another term before stepping away in 2020. He said last month that was his preferred departure date, with the intention to then focus on family life and his law career.