The Speaker is the Riksdag's principal representative and leads and plans the work of the Riksdag.
Gift from the Riksdag and the Government to mark the King's 50 years on the throne
On 13 September, the Speaker Andreas Norlén and Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson congratulated His Majesty The King on 50 years on the throne from 1973–2023. At a reception at the Royal Palace, they presented a gift from the Riksdag and the Government – a tapestry measuring eight square metres, based on a watercolour by the artist Lars Lerin.
The new parliamentary working year has started
The new parliamentary working year – the 2023/24 Riksdag session – started on Tuesday 12 September. At 11 a.m. the members of the Riksdag convened for a roll-call in the Chamber. This was later followed by the ceremony for the opening of the Riksdag session. Both events can be watched on-demand via the webcast service on the Riksdag website and social media. Tuesday 12 September also marked the start of the general private members’ motions period. Photo: Melker Dahlstrand
Nordic-Baltic Conference of Speakers at the Riksdag
The annual Nordic-Baltic Conference of Speakers took place at the Riksdag on 24–25 August. The Conference was hosted by the Speaker of the Riksdag Andreas Norlén.
Ukrainian President visits Sweden
The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited Sweden on 19 August. During a meeting with the President and the leaders of the parties represented in the Riksdag at Harpsund, the Speaker Andreas Norlén underlined the Riksdag's unanimous support for Ukraine's fight for freedom. The visit also included talks with the Government and a meeting with the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.
The presiding officers
Standing, from the left, Third Deputy Speaker Kerstin Lundgren (Centre Party), the Speaker Andreas Norlén, First Deputy Speaker Kenneth G Forslund (Social Democratic Party), Second Deputy Speaker Julia Kronlid (Sweden Democrats).
CV: The Speaker
The CV contains more detailed information about the Speaker Andreas Norlén.
CV: Deputy Speakers
The Riksdag’s part in the Presidency of the EU
Sweden held the Presidency of the Council of the EU from January to June 2023. Here you can find further information regarding the Riksdag's part in the Presidency, also known as the parliamentary dimension.
About the Speaker
The Speaker is the Riksdag's principal representative, and as such directs and organises the Riksdag's work procedures.
Kenneth G Forslund (Social Democratic Party) is First Deputy Speaker, Julia Kronlid (Sweden Democrats) Second Deputy Speaker and Kerstin Lundgren (Centre Party) is Third Deputy Speaker.