Norway

Parliament

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
Stortinget (Parliament)
Chamber name
Stortinget (Parliament)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1890
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Twelve Plus Group

Speaker

Official title
President of the Storting
Speaker
Masud Gharahkhani (Male)
Date of birth: 22 Sep 1982
Term
25 Nov 2021
Additional information

Elected on 25 Nov. 2021.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Kyrre Grimstad (Male)
Term
21 Dec 2022
Notes

Appointed on 21 Dec. 2022.

Members

Statutory number of members
169
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
169
Current number of members
169
Men
94
Women
75
Percentage of women
44.4%
Population (in thousands)
5,403
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
31,970

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at the start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature, except when parliament notifies the IPU of a change in the youngest or oldest member.

Average age of all members
46.1
(2021-10)
Youngest member
Åse Kristin Ask Bakke (Female)
Youngest member (years)
25
Oldest member
Carl I. Hagen (Male)
Oldest member (years)
77
Number of members, by age (2021-10)
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Male 0 14 21 9 13 27 14 0 0 0 98
Female 0 9 14 9 12 18 9 0 0 0 71
Totals per age interval 0 23 35 18 25 45 23 0 0 0 169
Total <= 45: 76 Total >= 46: 93
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
13.6% 8.3% 5.3%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
34.3% 21% 13.6%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
45.0% 26% 18.9%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
No
Electoral quota for women
Yes

Notes: Voluntary political party quotas.

Sources: cf. individual party statues.

Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
Constitution

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No