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 visits the demilitarised zone between North and South Korea

The Speaker Urban Ahlin and a delegation from the Riksdag are on an official visit to South Korea. On Monday 20 April, they visited the demilitarised zone between North Korea and South Korea.

Visit by the Speaker to Vietnam

On 1 April the Speaker Urban Ahlin met Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and Chairman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Nguyen Sinh Hung. The meetings were part of the Speaker's current visit to Vietnam.

The Speaker visited the western Balkans

Between 22-26 February, the Speaker Urban Ahlin travelled to the western Balkans. Together with a Riksdag delegation he visited Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro. The talks were centred on development in the region, particularly considering the reforms that are required as part of the EU's integration process.

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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.