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.

Urban Ahlin has been the Speaker of the Riksdag since the parliamentary elections in 2014.

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The Speaker to visit Romania

On 25 May the Speaker Urban Ahlin will be making an official visit to Romania together with a delegation from the Riksdag. The purpose of the visit is to promote parliamentary relations between Sweden and Romania.

Migration and human rights in focus at meeting of Speakers

The First Deputy Speaker Tobias Billström participated in a summit meeting for Speakers in Lisbon, Portugal on 11 May. The meeting focused on migration and human rights, resulting from the tragedy now taking place in the Mediterranean.

The Speaker and the Prime Minister present wedding gift at banns service

At the reception following the service at the Royal Chapel at which the banns of marriage were published for HRH Prince Carl Philip and Miss Sofia Hellqvist on 17 May, the Speaker Urban Ahlin and the Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party) presented a joint wedding gift from the Riksdag and the Government, a two-person kayak.

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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.