Peskov was stumped by the question of the participation of Putin in the vote on 10 September

Dmitry Peskov

Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov has found it difficult to tell whether the head of state participated in the voting in the municipal elections of 10 September. On Wednesday, September 6, the correspondent “reports”.

“I can neither confirm nor deny”, β€” said the official representative of the Kremlin, answering the question, will the President of the polling station.

“If Putin decides, he will do it, and we will inform you,” added the spokesman.

“As for the question, “what is he to do?” what I don’t understand,” β€” said Peskov. “Elections are elections, and the participation of every person in determining the destiny of your city or country β€” it is the right of any citizen, including the President of the Russian Federation”, β€”he concluded.

In the single voting day, September 10, across the country will host more than 5.8 thousand elections and referendums at different levels. They will not only be carried out in three regions: Ingushetia, Magadan oblast and Saint-Petersburg.

According to the report of the Expert Institute of social studies (AISI) “Single voting day. Preliminary approaches to qualitative analysis”, the turnout is expected to be within the “regional standards”.