The Speaker is the Riksdag's principal representative, and as such directs and organises the Riksdag's work procedures.

The Speaker's tasks include presiding over the meetings of the Chamber. He is assisted by three Deputy Speakers.

Per Westerberg has been the Speaker of the Riksdag since the parliamentary elections in 2006.

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The Speaker thanks 82 members of parliament

On Thursday 26 June, 82 departing members of the Riksdag were thanked for their services by the Speaker in the Chamber. The Speaker gave a speech in honour of the 82 members who will be leaving the Riksdag.

Statement by the Speaker Per Westerberg on the engagement of Prince Carl Philip and Miss Sofia Hellqvist

"It is with great pleasure that I have received the news of the engagement of Prince Carl Philip and Miss Sofia Hellqvist, and I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to the Royal couple," says the Speaker Per Westerberg.

The Speaker Per Westerberg welcomes the President of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies Valeriu Zgonea. On the left, Secretary-General of the Riksdag Kathrin Flossing and on the right the Romanian Ambassador to Sweden Raduta Matache. Photo: Melker Dahlstrand.

The Speaker received the President of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies

The Speaker Per Westerberg received Valeriu Zgonea, President of the lower house of the Romanian Parliament - the Chamber of Deputies - together with a delegation during their visit to the Riksdag.

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Interview with Per Westerberg

If you are a journalist with questions about the Speaker, please contact the Speaker’s Press Secretary.

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The Speaker and the Deputy Speakers

Press photos of the Speaker and Deputy Speakers will be available together with other photos from the Riksdag.