The Presidium is composed of six members and chaired by the President of the Storting.
Additional members of the Presidium are the five vice-presidents of the Storting. According to current practice, political parties are represented proportionately in the Storting's Presidium.
The Presidium's responsibilities include:
- determining the Storting's order of business,
- establishing the time limits for the working schedule,
- ensuring that constitutional rules are upheld in all matters, including during committee meetings,
- ascertaining that issues are dealt with in accordance with constitutional rules,
- safeguarding constitutional principles regulating the relationship between the Government and the national assembly.
As far as possible, the Storting's Presidium attempts to avoid taking a stand on purely political issues upon which there are divergent opinions. When such a situation arises, the Presidium generally consults the parties' parliamentary leaders.
The Storting's Presidium. From the left: Ms Marit Nybakk, Mr Per-Kristian Foss, Mr Dag Terje Andersen, Mr Dagfinn Høybråten, Mr Øyvind Korsberg and Mr Akhtar Chaudry.
The current President and Presidium
The presidium of the Storting consists of the following members:
- President of the Storting: Mr Dag Terje Andersen (The Labour Party)
- First Vice President of the Storting: Mr Øyvind Korsberg (The Progress Party)
- Second Vice President of the Storting: Mr Per-Kristian Foss (The Conservative Party)
- Third Vice President of the Storting: Ms Marit Nybakk (The Labour Party)
- Fourth Vice President of the Storting: Mr Akhtar Chaudry (The Socialist Left Party)
- Fifth Vice President of the Storting: Mr Dagfinn Høybråten (The Christian Democratic Party)