Emperor Palpatine takes City Council seat in Ukraine’s Odessa
This is neither a joke nor a Star Wars sequel: The series’ villain, Emperor Palpatine, is set to continue his political career in Ukraine. Following Sunday’s nationwide elections, Darth Sidious secured a seat on Odessa City Council.
This is according to Odessa mayoral candidate Aleksandr Borovik, who shared the news, as well as his extreme bewilderment, on Facebook.
“A cartoon comrade of Darth Vader – Palpatine – received 54.4 percent of votes in Poselok Kotovskogo [one of Odessa’s neighborhoods]. Palpatin Dmitry, born in 1990, who works as an emperor at ‘LLC Palpatine Finance Group’ makes it to the city council on the Trust Affairs party list,”Borovik said.
“This is beyond my understanding,”the politician added, saying that he nevertheless respected the choice of those who voted. “People, what’s wrong with you?”Borovik wondered, rhetorically.
Clad in full Star Wars regalia and arriving to the famous Imperial March, Ukrainian Internet Party candidate ‘Darth Alekseyevich Vader’ attempted to cast his vote for the nation’s early parliamentary elections at a polling station in Kiev, Sunday. After refusing to take of his helmet and show his face, Vader was rejected from casting his vote by election officials. Vader, formally known as Viktor Shevchenko, hopes to bring voters to the “dark side” in the Ukrainian parliamentary elections, and has promised to turn Ukraine into a “galactic empire” – UKRAINE