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)
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