Friday 20 October 2017
At the invitation of the Speaker of the Riksdag, Urban Ahlin, the Speaker of New Zealand’s House of Representatives, David Carter, is visiting Sweden between 19 and 21 October. Urban Ahlin welcomed his fellow Speaker and accompanying delegation on 19 October.
Wednesday 13 September 2017
The Speaker Urban Ahlin led a delegation to New Zealand and Australia between 27 August and 7 September. The focus during the visit was on defence and security issues, disaster and crisis management and environmental issues.
Monday 4 September 2017
The 2017/18 Riksdag session opened at 2 p.m. on Tuesday 12 September. The regional theme for the opening this year was southern Sweden.
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