Darth Vader Runs for President of Ukraine

Amidst problems in Ukraine, the Ukrainian Internet Party seems to be having a bit of fun. They’ve selected Darth Vader as their official candidate in Ukraine’s May 25th presidential election. The party is known for its “theatrical public stunts,” but they’ve paid the $225,000 registration fee, and our favorite dark lord is a legitimate candidate.

Encased in black armour, with a black mask and cape, the party’s “Darth Vader” has been involved in several political actions in the country. In November 2013 he was carried by his Stormtroopers — the elite soldiers of the fictional galactic empire — to Odessa city hall where he declared himself mayor. According to local media reports he has also reportedly demanded a plot of land in the southwestern city to park his space ship.

“I alone can make an empire out of a republic, to restore former glory, to return lost territories and pride for this country,” Vader said in a party statement.

[via Yahoo News. AFP Photo/Sergei Supinsky]


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