Norway/Member of Parliament

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(Member of parliament)
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Start1814
The supreme legislature of Norway.

The Storting (Norwegian: Stortinget) is the supreme legislature of Norway, established in 1814 by the Constitution of Norway. It is located in Oslo. The unicameral parliament has 169 members, and is elected every four years based on party-list proportional representation in nineteen multi-seat constituencies.

The assembly is led by a president and, since 2009, five vice presidents: the presidium. The members are allocated to twelve standing committees, as well as four procedural committees. Three ombudsmen are directly subordinate to parliament: the Parliamentary Intelligence Oversight Committee and the Office of the Auditor General.

Standing committees

All members of parliament are allocated into twelve standing committees, of which eleven are related to specific political topics, like Foreign Affairs and Defence, Finance and Economic Affairs,Justice ,Local Government and Public Administration,Transport and Communications etc.

There are four other committees, that run parallel to the standing committees, the most imporatn being The Enlarged Committee on Foreign Affairs, consisting of members of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence, the presidium, and the parliamentary leaders. The committee discusses important issues related to foreign affairs, trade policy, and national safety with the government. Discussions are confidential.

Parliament appoints the five members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee that award the Nobel Peace Prize.



 

Office Holders on Wikispooks

NameFromToDescription
Hadia Tajik1 October 2017
Siv Jensen15 September 1997
Børge Brende15 September 199714 September 2009
Reiulf Steen19771992
Ole Myrvoll1 October 197330 September 1977
Einar Førde1 October 196930 September 1989
Aase Lionæs19581977Norwegian parliament
Kåre Willoch14 October 195712 September 1989
Jens Haugland1 January 195430 September 1973
Trygve Bratteli14 October 195015 September 1981


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