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 witnesses the son of Princess Madeleine and Mr Christopher O'Neill

On 17 June, the Speaker Urban Ahlin witnessed the newly born son of Princess Madeleine and Mr Christopher O'Neill together with the Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party), the Marshal of the Realm Svante Lindqvist and the First Lady of the Court Kirstine von Blixen-Finecke. This was followed by a Council of State at which the King announced the name of Prince Nicolas.

The Colombian President visits the Speaker

The Speaker Urban Ahlin received the President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos at the Riksdag on 15 June.

The Speaker among the guests at the Royal Wedding

HRH Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia were married in the Royal Chapel on 13 June. The Speaker Urban Ahlin attended the wedding.

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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.