Darth Vader is running for president of Ukraine. Really.

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Mar 31, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT (Updated)

As if all the political tension around the Ukraine couldn’t get more intense, now one of the most evil characters in sci-fi is officially running for president.

In what has to be one of the greatest political shenanigans ever, Darth Vader himself won the Ukrainian Internet Party’s primary and has been officially proposed for president of the tumultuous nation. Hey, if they’re looking for someone to bring order, Vader definitely has the iron fist to do it.

Here is the famed Sith lord’s statement after throwing his hat into the ring:

“I am prepared to take responsibility for the fate of this country, if fellow citizens do me this high honor. I alone can make an empire out of a republic, to restore former glory, to return lost territories and pride for this country.”

Believe it or not, the iconic Star Wars baddie actually has a pretty solid recent history in Ukraine politics, and has previously declared himself acting mayor of a Ukranian city, scoring a record amount of write-in votes in a parliamentary election. If you’re thinking this is just a simple prank, think again, because Vader has already paid the approximately $225,225 monetary deposit required for candidacy.

So, do you think Vader could bring order to a tumultuous region? Would you vote for him?

(Gizmodo, RT)