Darth Vader Runs For Ukraine’s Presidential RaceBy: Val Powell - April 3, 2014
Ukraine’s President, Viktor Yanukovych was ousted by the parliament in February 2014 after a series of protests. A total of 328 of the 447 members of the parliament opted to remove Yanukovych from his post for failing to live up to his duties as the country’s leader. As a result, Ukraine will be having a snap presidential election, which is slated for May 25. One of the candidates planning to replace Yanukovych as Ukraine’s President is none other than The Sith Lord himself, Darth Vader.
Darth Vader is the UIP’s (Ukrainian Internet Party) official candidate for the presidential elections. Dmitry Golubov, UIP’s leader said, “After winning intraparty primaries by a landslide, comrade Vader will be our party’s candidate.” The UIP also said that they have already paid the registration fee that amounts to $225,000.
Election officials finally figured out the identity of the man behind the costume. They identified him as Viktor Shevchenko, a 58-year-old electrician who works at the National University of Food Technologies.
When Shevchenko showed up at the election registration on Saturday, he showed his passport bearing the name Darth Vader written in Ukrainian. However, the election officials did some digging and found out his true identity through tax documents.
Darth Vader still insists that he is not the man they think he is and he has no relation to Shevchenko.
The Sith Lord has been involved in various political stunts. Just last year, Stormtroopers carried him to the Odessa city hall, where he proclaimed himself as the city’s mayor. In another report, Darth Vader allegedly demanded to be given a plot of land where he could park his spaceship.
In a statement, Darth Vader said, “I alone can make an empire out of a republic, to restore former glory, to return lost territories and pride for this country.”
Darth Vader will be running along with more than a dozen presidential hopefuls.
Darth Vader Gives Campaign Speech
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