The Storting's Presidium. From the left: Ms Ingjerd Schou, Mr Kenneth Svendsen, Mr Olemic Thommessen, Ms Marit Nybakk, Mr Svein Roald Hansen and Ms Line Henriette Hjemdal. © Stortinget/Terje Heiestad

The Storting's Presidium. From the left: Ms Ingjerd Schou, Mr Kenneth Svendsen, Mr Olemic Thommessen, Ms Marit Nybakk, Mr Svein Roald Hansen and Ms Line Henriette Hjemdal. © Stortinget/Terje Heiestad

The Presidium

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 current President and Presidium

The presidium of the Storting consists of the following members:

  • President of the Storting: Mr Olemic Thommessen (The Conservative Party)
  • First Vice President of the Storting: Ms Marit Nybakk (The Labour Party)
  • Second Vice President of the Storting: Mr Kenneth Svendsen (The Progress Party)
  • Third Vice President of the Storting: Mr Svein Roald Hansen (The Labour Party)
  • Fourth Vice President of the Storting: Ms Ingjerd Schou (The Conservative Party)
  • Fifth Vice President of the Storting: Ms Line Henriette Hjemdal (The Christian Democratic Party)

Contact

Questions regarding the Presidium should be directed to Ms Ida Børresen, Secretary General of the Storting and Secretary to the Presidium.

Telephone: +47 23 31 35 27