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The Empire Strikes Back: Darth Vader Runs for Ukraine’s Parliament
25 November, 2014
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The Biggest Media Craze of the Ukrainian Parliamentary Elections, Explained.

Galactic glory: Darth Vader candidate ahead of the election poll. REUTERS/Alex Kuzmin

by Chris DunnettHromadske International

produced by Maxim Eristavi

What You Need To Know:

✓ The Internet Party of Ukraine list consists of several Star Wars heroes and anti-heroes, including Darth Vader;

✓ The party is run by Dmytro Golubov, an accused computer hacker and identity thief;

✓ Despite hilarious advertisements, overblown media coverage of the project is often deflects attention from Ukraine’s real issues during the Ukrainian Parliamentary Elections 2014;

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The Empire Strikes Back: Darth Vader Runs for Ukraine’s Parliament