Sveriges Riksdagen

09/24/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/24/2018 09:09

Andreas Norlén elected Speaker of the Riksdag

The Riksdag has elected Andreas Norlén as the new Speaker. The Speaker leads the work of the Riksdag and is ultimately responsible for how the work of the Riksdag is planned and conducted.

Andreas Norlén has been a member of the Riksdag for the Moderate Party since 2006. His duties have included being a member of the Committee on Civil Affairs and the Committee on the Constitution. During the 2014-2018 electoral period, he was Chair of the Committee on the Constitution.

Election through secret ballot

Two candidates had been nominated for the post, and the election was carried out by means of a secret ballot. Andreas Norlén received more than half of the votes and was therefore elected Speaker of the Riksdag.

Result of the secret ballot

  • Andreas Norlén 203 votes
  • Åsa Lindestam 145 votes

Åsa Lindestam elected First Deputy Speaker

Åsa Lindestam was elected First Deputy Speaker. She was elected by acclamation.