Darth Vader To Run For President In Ukraine

Fatimah Mazhar
The greatest villain of all time is apparently running for president in Ukraine.

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Darth Vader, who was listed as the third greatest movie villain in the history of cinema by The American Film Institute, behind Hannibal Lecter and Norman Bates, has vowed to save Ukraine from the evil forces of neighboring Russia.

Commonly known as “Darth Alexeyevich Vader” among his peers, the unnamed man reportedly submitted documents to the Ukrainian Central Elections Commission (UEC) to officially register as a candidate for the country’s snap May 25 presidential election.

He belongs to an equally theatrical – and real – political party known as the Ukrainian Internet Party (UIP), which aims to establish an electronic government in the country.

The man who also dresses like the Sith lord was one of the most active protesters during the unrest in Kiev two months ago which eventually ousted pro-Moscow leader Viktor Yanukovych in February.

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Here is a picture of his peers:

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“I alone can make an empire out of a republic, to restore former glory, to return lost territories and pride for this country," Vader was quoted as saying by The Guardian.

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The UIP reportedly paid the $225,000 fee to register the unusual presidential candidate. He also owns a spaceship for which he has demanded proper parking space from the Ukrainian authorities.

In case you’re still skeptical of Vader’s popularity, here is a YouTube video from last year showing his Stormtroopers carrying him to the Odessa City Hall where he declares himself as mayor.