Post Reply Emperor Palpatine takes City Council seat in Ukraine’s Odessa
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Posted 1/25/16 , edited 1/25/16
https://www.rt.com/news/319792-star-wars-elections-ukraine/


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.



Ukraine’s Central Election Committee registered Emperor Palpatine in September, along with fellow Star Wars characters, Darth Vader, Yoda, Padme Amidala and Chewbacca. Their fictitious alter egos are known in Ukraine as members of the reasonably popular Internet Party.

On October 25, Ukrainians voted for new local authorities, and cast ballots in the country’s parliamentary elections, after President Petro Poroshenko dissolved the body back in August.

For the Internet Party’s Star Wars candidates, the elections were marked by a number of bizarre accidents.

READ MORE: Chewbacca campaigns for Darth Vader in Ukraine, gets handcuffed by police (VIDEO)

Chewbacca, a hairy spaceship mechanic, got handcuffed by police and fined $7.50 (170 hryvna in the local currency) for violating a law that forbids campaigning on election day. Despite being anything but buddies in Star Wars, on Sunday “Chewie” attempted to canvass voters for Darth Vader.

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Posted 1/25/16
Star Trek is everywhere lately.
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Posted 1/25/16
Good, we need some strict leadership in our world.
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Posted 1/25/16

saksiss wrote:

Star Trek is everywhere lately.


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meanwhile, here in the US, everyone's talking about Donald Trump...


-I'm not sure which one is more ridiculous, to be honest
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Posted 1/25/16

Rujikin wrote:


saksiss wrote:

Star Trek is everywhere lately.




Really? I thought it was doctor who.
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Posted 1/25/16
They must've seen our circus election here in the U.S. and decided to try to out-clown us.
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31 / M / L'Étoile du Nord,...
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Posted 1/25/16
By the time I felt like sharing this image, I forgot that she's Crimean, not Ukrainian. I swear I'm getting those Baltic Slavic states mixed up as I get older...

....whatever. Don't ever change, Eastern Europe. You crazy bastards.
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Posted 1/25/16
Hey... it was bound to happen sooner or later.
Posted 1/25/16
Palpatine is my favorite all time villain. Approved!
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Posted 1/26/16

Rujikin wrote:


saksiss wrote:

Star Trek is everywhere lately.




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