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:


Questions regarding the Presidium should be directed to Mrs Marianne Andreassen, Secretary General of the Storting and Secretary to the Presidium.

Telephone: +47 23 31 35 27.