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Darth Vader wants to run for Ukrainian presidency (VIDEO)

Published time: March 28, 2014 12:00
Edited time: March 29, 2014 15:47

A leader of the Ukrainian Internet Party, wearing a Darth Vader outfit from the Star Wars saga, and other activists, posing as stormtroopers, greet people on December 20, 2012 on Independence Square in Kiev (AFP Photo / Sergey Supinsky)

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Sith Lord Darth Vader has decided to join the Ukrainian presidential campaign. His program involves re-forging the republic of Ukraine into an empire and restoring its former glory.

Vader, the former Jedi Master Anakin Skywalker, won the primaries of the Ukrainian Internet Party, the group said in a statement. He is to be officially proposed for presidential candidacy on Saturday at a party session.

“I am prepared to take responsibility for the fate of this country, if fellow citizens do me this high honor. I alone can make an empire out of a republic, to restore former glory, to return lost territories and pride for this country,” the Sith lord said.

Darth Vader has previously taken part in several political actions in Ukraine. The most recent was in November 2013, when he was carried in a sedan chair by a group of Imperial Stormtroopers to Odessa City Hall, declaring himself acting mayor of the city, citing an order by Emperor Palpatine.

His federal-level involvement in Ukrainian politics was highlighted during the 2012 parliamentary election. He scored a record 3 percent of votes at the time, which could have put a choke-hold on high office. But unfortunately the votes were never registered because supporters each had to add Vader’s name to the ballots, which rendered them void under Ukrainian law.

Also in 2013, the former Jedi knight headed a charge on the Ukrainian Justice Ministry in defense of his allies in the Internet Party, which the ministry declared illegitimate.

In interviews, Vader explained that his master is interested in Ukraine because “the Force is strong here.”

Contenders for the Ukrainian presidency must register before April 4. The candidacies may come from political parties or be self-proposed. Each candidate must pay some $236,000 to the electoral commission in order to run. Lord Vader’s deposit will come from the Internet Party, it said.

A leader of the Ukrainian Internet Party, wearing a Darth Vader outfit from the Star Wars saga, and an activist distribute goods on December 20, 2012 on Independence Square in Kiev. (AFP Photo / Sergey Supinsy)

A Ukrainian wearing a Darth Vader costume speaks to a policeman in the city hall of the southern Ukrainian city of Odessa (AFP Photo)

A Ukrainian wearing a Darth Vader costume shows papers outside the city hall of the southern Ukrainian city of Odessa (AFP Photo)

A Ukrainian wearing a Darth Vader costume walks into the city hall of the southern Ukrainian city of Odessa (AFP Photo)

Comments (67)

 

Ksaint3244 01.05.2014 19:51

[quote name='Brian Wilson' time='29.03.2014 12:31']

Put the crack pipe down... The gunpoint election is a myth started by the US govt and ABCNNBCBSFOX.[/quote ]

Get out of here with you BS on how the U.S. has any involvement with Vader..

 

Prussia71 31.03.2014 13:34

These guys are much smarter than most haters here!

Democ racy is a fraud anyway, either you work for big money, backed by big media, or you won't have any success. So of course you can dress in nice Suits and present political ideas you think would be a good idea. But no one will use this ideas. It is a waste of time.

So by wasting your time anyway, why not dress in your favourite movie's costumes and having a lot of fun? Maybe you even get some governmental refunds.

If this guys want come to Germany, they are invited for some beers :)

 

Steve 31.03.2014 01:22

We all know that's Richard Cheney.

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