In 2013, there will be elections to the Storting and the Sami Assembly. Election Day is Monday 9 September 2013. In order to be eligible to vote in Parliamentary elections, you must be a Norwegian national and registered as an elector in a municipality.
On 11th June 2013 it will be exactly 100 years since women were granted the right to vote, almost a century after men received the same rights. The centenary committee, which has met regularly since early 2010, is responsible for the Government’s official centenary celebration programme.
In 2014 it will be 200 years since the Norwegian Constitution was signed at Eidsvoll. Numerous events will take place around the country with the objective of enhancing knowledge about the Constitution, and highlighting its historical and contemporary significance.
Last night the police cordoned off an area directly around the Storting after having received a bomb scare. The police cordon was ended at 1230 Tuesday 13 February after a person suspected of making the threats was arrested. Business in the Storting, including the sitting in the Chamber, is taking place as usual today. All entrances are open. This includes the public entrance on Karl Johans gate, which will be open during today’s sitting.
Speech by Mr Dag Terje Andersen, President of the Storting, at the Nobel Banquette December 10 2012.
The President of the Storting and the Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee will welcome two of the EU Presidents to the Norwegian Parliament on Tuesday 11 December.