The deputy counselor for citizen affairs in Melilla resigned on Thursday after it was revealed that he was convicted of domestic violence in 2006.
Mimón Mehamed, a Popular Party official who was running in the May 22 local elections, stepped down from all his positions, including his candidacy, the head of the PP in the Spanish enclave told a news conference.
Juan José Imbroda said he met with Mehamed after he learned about the prior conviction stemming from an incident that occurred in Tenerife, where he lived. The PP head said that Mehamed decided not to run for a deputy position in the regional assembly.
Before joining the PP in 2007, Mehamed served as deputy for the Coalition for Melilla (CPM). He was a member of the PP's executive committee in the enclave.