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Ukrainian 'Darth Vader' runs for parliament

Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 00:44

A candidate purporting to be ''Star Wars'' villain Darth Vader uses traditional Ukrainian images in his commercials backing his parliament run. Gavino Garay reports.

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The campaign ads are ready as the Internet Party of Ukraine is nominating a villain from a galaxy far far away as candidate for Ukraine's parliament. Their version of "Star Wars" character Darth Vader removes his helmet to expose a traditional Ukrainian Cossack at heart. The Sith lord plays "Star Wars" music on a traditional Ukrainian instrument known as the Bandura. It's not his first attempt at public office, either. Vader tried to run for president in March, but his attempt was struck down by the elections commission. Parliamentary elections are on Oct. 26.

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Ukrainian 'Darth Vader' runs for parliament

Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 00:44