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Ex-Cs member told not to stand for PP party in Madrid election

Toni Cantó with acting regional president Isabel Díaz Ayuso.
Toni Cantó with acting regional president Isabel Díaz Ayuso. / EFE
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  • Former actor Toni Cantó was not registered on the local census in time to be eligible to take part in the ballot

The conversion of high-profile member of the ailing centrist Ciudadamos (Cs) party in Valencia, Toni Cantó, to the conservative PP in order to stand in May's Madrid elections was seen as a propaganda coup for acting regional president Isabel Díaz Ayuso.

Now a court has ruled against it as the former actor wasn't registered on the local census in time.

The PP appealed to the Constitutional Court which upheld the first court ruling this week.

Cantó was previously the Cs spokesperson for the Valencia regional government.