Norway/Member of Parliament
| Norway/Member of Parliament|
(Member of parliament)
|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.
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
|Hadia Tajik||1 October 2017|
|Siv Jensen||15 September 1997|
|Børge Brende||15 September 1997||14 September 2009|
|Ole Myrvoll||1 October 1973||30 September 1977|
|Einar Førde||1 October 1969||30 September 1989|
|Aase Lionæs||1958||1977||Norwegian parliament|
|Kåre Willoch||14 October 1957||12 September 1989|
|Jens Haugland||1 January 1954||30 September 1973|
|Trygve Bratteli||14 October 1950||15 September 1981|