Darth Vader Will Run For President of Ukraine

In perhaps the most unexpected turn of events in Ukrainian politics, RT News says that Darth Vader, Sith Lord of the Galactic Empire, has declared himself a candidate in the Ukrainian presidential election. The political force is strong with this one.

While the Sith lord generally resides in a galaxy far, far away, he seems to have particular interest in Ukrainian politics. As he told RT News, "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," Vader said.

The dark lord has the backing of the Internet Party of Ukraine, which was established in 2007 and has already filed the necessary paperwork for Vader to appear on the May 25th ballot. Vader, currently the chairman of the Internet Party, has also made the required monetary deposit of 2.5 million Ukrainian hryvnia ($225,225) required for candidacy. One assumes Emperor Palpatine is among his financial backers.

Maybe it's the language barrier, but somehow Vader's political speech doesn't have the same oomph as I expected. [RT News and Radio Svoboda via Daily Dot]