Wednesday 1 March 2017
On 27 February, the Speaker Urban Ahlin received the President of the German Parliament (Bundestag) Norbert Lammert at the Riksdag.
On 22 – 26 February, the Speaker Urban Ahlin visited Myanmar (Burma) together with a delegation of members of the Riksdag and the Secretary-General of the Riksdag. Following positive democratic developments during recent years, Myanmar's relations with the world have improved and a number of contacts have been established between Sweden and Myanmar.
Friday 24 February 2017
On 20 February, the Speaker Urban Ahlin received Canada's Governor General David Johnston for a meeting at the Riksdag.
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