The Storting's Presidium. From the left: Mr Nils T. Bjørke, Mr Magne Rommetveit, Ms Eva Kristin Hansen, Mr Olemic Thommessen, Mr Morten Wold and Mr Abid Q. Raja. © Stortinget

The Storting's Presidium. From the left: Mr Nils T. Bjørke, Mr Magne Rommetveit, Ms Eva Kristin Hansen, Mr Olemic Thommessen, Mr Morten Wold and Mr Abid Q. Raja. © Stortinget

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 Eva Kristin Hansen (The Labour Party)
  • Second Vice President of the Storting: Mr Morten Wold (The Progress Party)
  • Third Vice President of the Storting: Mr Magne Rommetveit (The Labour Party)
  • Fourth Vice President of the Storting: Mr Nils T. Bjørke  (The Centre Party)
  • Fifth Vice President of the Storting: Mr Abid Q. Raja (The Liberal 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