Who said European elections are boring? One of the candidates standing for election as Mayor of Kiev is... Darth Vader.
Mr Vader, who is leader of Ukraine's Internet Party, spoke to the media on Volodymyrska Hill today and set out his election manifesto. His pledges reportedly included "fish for everyone", and "anti-gravity tripods for journalists" (he's got MY vote).
Darth Vader of Ukraine's Internet Party arrives to speak to the media on Volodymyrska Hill in Kiev, where he is standing in the Mayoral electionsGetty
The Dark Lord had hoped to run in Sunday's presidential elections, but his bid was rejected by the electoral commission due to irregularities in data provided by the party. So he has to settle for being Mayor of Kiev. And Odessa (confusingly, another Darth Vader is standing for election in the Black Sea port - clearly an impostor).
Kiev mayoral candidate for the Internet Party, Darth Vader, speaks to the media on Volodymyrska HillGetty
Darth Vader sets out his election manifesto. Amongst his pledges Mr Vader promised: "Fish for everyone", and "Anti-gravity tripods for journalists"Getty
In the run-up to the elections, Mr Vader did all the things expected of a politician canvassing for votes: kissing babies and meeting market traders (but sadly there are no photos of him trying to eat a bacon sandwich).
April 3, 2014: Darth Vader, the leader of the Internet Party of Ukraine, looks at a child in a pram at a street market near the Ukrainian Central Elections Commission in KievReuters
April 3, 2014: Darth Vader looks at a piece of meat at a street market near the Ukrainian Central Elections CommissionReuters
A woman takes a 'selfie' in front of activists from the Internet Party of Ukraine during a rally near the Ukrainian Central Elections Commission in Kiev as party leader Darth Vader registers as a candidate for Ukraine's May 25 presidential electionReuters
March 29, 2014: Darth Vader and activists from the Internet Party of Ukraine hold a party congress in Kiev after submitting documents to the Ukrainian Central Elections Commission to register as a candidate for the May 25 presidential electionReuters
December 20, 2012: A member of the Ukrainian Internet Party, wearing a stormtrooper outfit, gives out Christmas presents on Independence Square in Kiev. The party activists distributed canned foods, matches, condoms, toilet paper, soap, lightbulbs and "tickets" for their spacecraft evacuation to save Ukrainians from the end of the worldAFP