Ukraine election: Real characters change names to merge comics with politics

Ukraine’s October 26 parliamentary elections promise to be fun with Super Mario, Spider-Man and Wolverine participating. They are about to get tough competition, since Darth Vader, Chewbacca and Yoda are opposing them.

The two Marvel comic books heroes, the world’s most famous plumber and the main antagonist of the Star Wars saga, are all running in single-member district 135 in Odesa. While some go with old campaigning strategies, these candidates went for freak show tricks to win the voters’ attention.

The Internet Party of Ukraine has gone further than anyone. The first five people on its list have actually changed their names.

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