Thursday 8 December 2016
On 5-6 December, the Speaker Urban Ahlin led a delegation of members of the Riksdag during an official visit to the UK. The programme included meetings with Lord Fowler, Speaker of the House of Lords, John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons and Minister David Lidington.
Thursday 1 December 2016
The Speaker of the Riksdag Urban Ahlin paid an official visit to Poland on 28-29 November. His programme included a meeting with the Marshal of the Sejm (the Polish Parliament), Marek Kuchciński, and participation in the Polish-Swedish Parliamentary Forum.
Thursday 17 November 2016
The Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Rwandan Parliament, Donatille Mukabalisa, paid an official visit to the Riksdag on 15–16 November and was received by the Speaker Urban Ahlin.
Standing, from the left, Third Deputy Speaker Esabelle Dingizian (Green Party), Second Deputy Speaker Björn Söder (Sweden Democrats), First Deputy Speaker Tobias Billström (Moderate Party). Sitting: the Speaker Urban Ahlin.
The Speaker is the Riksdag's principal representative, and as such directs and organises the Riksdag's work procedures. Urban Ahlin (Social Democratic Party) has been the Speaker of the Riksdag since 2014.
The tasks of the Speaker
Since the parliamentary elections of 2014, Tobias Billström (Moderate Party) is First Deputy Speaker, Björn Söder (Sweden Democrats) is Second Deputy Speaker, and Esabelle Dingizian (Green Party) Third Deputy Speaker.
The Deputy Speakers