In the despotic democracy of Sweden, I wouldn’t hold my breath.
Sweden Democrats want prized speaker job
Published: 18 Sep 2014 09:03 GMT+02:00
“We expect to be given the speaker post we’re entitled to by virtue of our size,” Söder told Sveriges Radio.
The next batch of parliamentary speakers will be elected in a closed ballot on September 29th.
Alongside the main speaker, currently the Moderate Party’s Per Westerberg, the Riksdag will also vote for three deputy speakers.
While the selection process is not regulated by parliament, historically the posts have been allocated in relation to the parties’ relative sizes.
“It is of course important for us to also be included and have this position. It’s also about being an outward representative for the Swedish parliament.”