Ukrainians who voted in Parliamentary elections Sunday chose pro-Western and pro-European candidates. But unfortunately for the country’s Star Wars fans, they rejected a turn to the Dark Side.
A Parliamentary candidate named “Darth Vader” was denied the opportunity to case his ballot after he refused to remove his mask at a polling station.
Vader arrived at the polling place sitting atop a black van while “Imperial March” blasted on the street. After showing his passport to an election official, he was asked to remove the mask. He refused to do so, and left the polling place to return to his fancy van.
Vader, who legally changed his name, was running on the Internet Party of Ukraine‘s ticket.
Watch the hilarious video below, via YouTube:
And a Vine of the election official snatching Vader’s passport, via Russia Today:
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