MOSCOW, September 16. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he is convinced that Russians are interested in electing responsible and authoritative people, who can keep their word, to the Russian State Duma lower parliament house.
"In the coming days, September 17, 18, and 19, elections to the State Duma will be held. These elections, no doubt, are the most important event in the life of our society, our country," he said in a televised address.
"Each one of us is interested in electing responsible, efficient, authoritative people who can keep their work, implement your mandate and their promises, live up to the hopes and justify the expectation of Russian citizens," he said.
"The ultimate purpot of elections is, first of all, the expression of the will of Russia’s people as the key source of authority, the implementation of the constitutional right to decide on the further development of the country we all want to see sovereign and prosperous," he stressed.
Elections to the 8th Russian State Duma (lower house) are scheduled for September 19, 2021, known as the Single Voting Day. The balloting process will span across three days - September 17, 18, and 19. In addition to the State Duma elections, voters will go to the polls to cast ballots for the heads of nine Russian regions (in another three regions local legislatures will elect top executive officials) and in elections for 39 regional parliaments.