Ballot papers pulped over logo

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Cyprus has been forced to reprint all 575,000 ballot slips for next month’s presidential election after Guinness World Records objected to a candidate’s use of its logo.

Andreas Efstratiou, earned a Guinness Book of World Records entry for creating the longest wedding gown train at 4,468ft feet in 2007. But he no longer holds the record and Guinness told him to stop using the logo in 2011. It complained to Cypriot authorities when it found out that he had used it again.

Mr Efstratiou said he thought Guinness was being unfair. “If an athlete wins a medal at the Olympics, do they take it back?”