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The 7 secrets of the greatest speakers in history | Richard Greene | TEDxOrangeCoast
The 7 secrets of the greatest speakers in history | Richard Greene | TEDxOrangeCoast
Published: 2014/11/05
Channel: TEDx Talks
The Speaker
The Speaker's seat - Why is there no election in Buckingham?
Published: 2017/05/16
Channel: Jay Foreman
The Speech that Made Obama President
The Speech that Made Obama President
Published: 2012/08/31
Channel: THNKR
Speaker Paul Ryan speech on the State of American Politics (C-SPAN)
Speaker Paul Ryan speech on the State of American Politics (C-SPAN)
Published: 2016/03/23
Channel: C-SPAN
The Speaker Owns The House !
The Speaker Owns The House !
Published: 2016/04/06
Channel: UK Political Humour
What Does The Speaker Of The House Do?
What Does The Speaker Of The House Do?
Published: 2015/10/15
Channel: NowThis
Worst Public Speaker Ever
Worst Public Speaker Ever
Published: 2014/08/16
Channel: Zach Fox
Speaker Ryan discusses the state of politics
Speaker Ryan discusses the state of politics
Published: 2016/03/23
Channel: PBS NewsHour
RNC Speaker Ends Speech with Nazi Salute to Donald Trump
RNC Speaker Ends Speech with Nazi Salute to Donald Trump
Published: 2016/07/21
Channel: David Pakman Show
Sarah McBride, first transgender speaker at major political convention, addresses DNC 2016
Sarah McBride, first transgender speaker at major political convention, addresses DNC 2016
Published: 2016/07/28
Channel: PBS NewsHour
Dennis Skinner kicked out of Commons for calling David Cameron "dodgy Dave" - BBC News
Dennis Skinner kicked out of Commons for calling David Cameron "dodgy Dave" - BBC News
Published: 2016/04/11
Channel: BBC News
Speaker Ryan
Speaker Ryan's Remarks to the House
Published: 2015/10/29
Channel: Speaker Paul Ryan
Funny House of Commons Moments
Funny House of Commons Moments
Published: 2011/05/14
Channel: Robert Smith
A Fall From Grace for the Former Speaker of the House
A Fall From Grace for the Former Speaker of the House
Published: 2016/04/28
Channel: ABC News
TribLive: New State Reps. on Speaker Politics
TribLive: New State Reps. on Speaker Politics
Published: 2012/10/11
Channel: The Texas Tribune
Special Focus on Who is the Best Speaker in Politics | HMTV Special
Special Focus on Who is the Best Speaker in Politics | HMTV Special
Published: 2017/04/23
Channel: HMTVNews
Speaker seeks help from former Speaker
Speaker seeks help from former Speaker
Published: 2016/05/19
Channel: CBC News
UKIP Nigel Farage taking on the Speaker - politics show March 2010
UKIP Nigel Farage taking on the Speaker - politics show March 2010
Published: 2010/03/14
Channel: voteleavemedia
Sean Spicer Press Conference (Melissa McCarthy) - SNL
Sean Spicer Press Conference (Melissa McCarthy) - SNL
Published: 2017/02/05
Channel: Saturday Night Live
Natascha Engel Deputy Speaker makes her mark
Natascha Engel Deputy Speaker makes her mark
Published: 2015/07/15
Channel: Oban277
Speaker Bronwyn Bishop boots 18 MPs from the chamber
Speaker Bronwyn Bishop boots 18 MPs from the chamber
Published: 2014/11/28
Channel: Qldaah
Newly-elected Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) addresses House of Representative (C-SPAN)
Newly-elected Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) addresses House of Representative (C-SPAN)
Published: 2015/10/29
Channel: C-SPAN
Trump - most incoherent speaker in politics
Trump - most incoherent speaker in politics
Published: 2016/06/30
Channel: Blake Suboticki
Remarks at a Dinner Honoring Speaker of the House of Representatives Thomas P. O
Remarks at a Dinner Honoring Speaker of the House of Representatives Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr.
Published: 2012/08/15
Channel: ReaganFoundation
Retiring Speaker John Boehner gives farewell speech to House of Representatives
Retiring Speaker John Boehner gives farewell speech to House of Representatives
Published: 2015/10/29
Channel: PBS NewsHour
Speaker position sparks political stand-off
Speaker position sparks political stand-off
Published: 2010/09/21
Channel: ABC News (Australia)
House of Commons - new deputy speaker - silence!
House of Commons - new deputy speaker - silence!
Published: 2013/12/21
Channel: Oban277
Dobbs: Speaker Ryan is the leader of the opposition
Dobbs: Speaker Ryan is the leader of the opposition
Published: 2017/04/18
Channel: Fox Business
House of Commons - Deputy Speaker angry
House of Commons - Deputy Speaker angry
Published: 2012/10/11
Channel: Oban277
Speaker John Bercow bitchslaps David Cameron
Speaker John Bercow bitchslaps David Cameron
Published: 2014/05/02
Channel: Matt
John Bercow re-elected as Speaker
John Bercow re-elected as Speaker
Published: 2015/05/18
Channel: Helen Chandler-Wilde
House Speaker chastises Mulcair, urges MPs to elevate tone of debate
House Speaker chastises Mulcair, urges MPs to elevate tone of debate
Published: 2014/09/25
Channel: Canuck Politics
Speaker John Bercow speaks out on big political issues
Speaker John Bercow speaks out on big political issues
Published: 2015/10/27
Channel: World News
Choose Wisely  - The Next Speaker of the House.
Choose Wisely - The Next Speaker of the House.
Published: 2015/10/21
Channel: TPPatriots
EU observers meet national assembly speaker Justin Muturi
EU observers meet national assembly speaker Justin Muturi
Published: 2017/08/07
Channel: Kenya NTV
AP Speaker Ki Warning Echinna Roja || POlitical eye
AP Speaker Ki Warning Echinna Roja || POlitical eye
Published: 2017/07/18
Channel: Political Eye
Jenkins announces shock resignation as Speaker
Jenkins announces shock resignation as Speaker
Published: 2011/11/24
Channel: ABC News (Australia)
ECONOMY AND POLITICS SPEAKER ANDREW BUSCH
ECONOMY AND POLITICS SPEAKER ANDREW BUSCH
Published: 2017/01/31
Channel: CollaborativeAgency
Speaker P Dhanapal | My Order Is Final Nobody Can Be Intervene | TN Politics | ABN Telugu
Speaker P Dhanapal | My Order Is Final Nobody Can Be Intervene | TN Politics | ABN Telugu
Published: 2017/02/18
Channel: ABN Telugu
Paul Ryan takes oath of office for Speaker of the House
Paul Ryan takes oath of office for Speaker of the House
Published: 2015/10/29
Channel: PBS NewsHour
Republican Paul Ryan sworn in as US Speaker of the House
Republican Paul Ryan sworn in as US Speaker of the House
Published: 2015/10/29
Channel: AFP news agency
Anglu Farrugia, Speaker of the House of Parliament, Malta
Anglu Farrugia, Speaker of the House of Parliament, Malta
Published: 2015/07/27
Channel: Running Commentary
Jim Morris | Political Impressionist, Dallas Speaker - Political Comedian
Jim Morris | Political Impressionist, Dallas Speaker - Political Comedian
Published: 2011/07/28
Channel: Texas Speakers Bureau (a division of Crown Speakers)
Peter Zeihan | Geopolitics, Austin Speaker - Political Speaker
Peter Zeihan | Geopolitics, Austin Speaker - Political Speaker
Published: 2012/11/15
Channel: Texas Speakers Bureau (a division of Crown Speakers)
Speaker Anna Burke reflects on 43rd Parliament
Speaker Anna Burke reflects on 43rd Parliament
Published: 2013/06/27
Channel: ABC News (Australia)
Watch; House Democrats shout down speaker Paul Ryan
Watch; House Democrats shout down speaker Paul Ryan
Published: 2016/06/23
Channel: CBSN
AXA Speaking Clip | Jeff Bush | Political Speaker
AXA Speaking Clip | Jeff Bush | Political Speaker
Published: 2017/03/07
Channel: Jeff Bush
Motion of dissent against Speaker Bronwyn Bishop
Motion of dissent against Speaker Bronwyn Bishop
Published: 2013/12/10
Channel: Greenshack Dotinfo
Speaker Michael Martin - don
Speaker Michael Martin - don't read questions - House of Commons
Published: 2012/06/21
Channel: Oban277
Speaker John Bercow Tells Off MPs During Spending Review
Speaker John Bercow Tells Off MPs During Spending Review
Published: 2015/11/25
Channel: Sky News
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The speaker of a deliberative assembly, especially a legislative body, is its presiding officer (chair). The title was first used in 1399 in England.

Usage[edit]

The speaker's official role is to moderate debate, make rulings on procedure, announce the results of votes, and the like. The speaker decides who may speak and has the powers to discipline members who break the procedures of the chamber or house.[1] The speaker often also represents the body in person, as the voice of the body in ceremonial and some other situations. The title was first recorded in 1377 to describe the role of Thomas de Hungerford in the Parliament of England.[2][3]

By convention, speakers are normally addressed in Parliament as 'Mister Speaker', if a man, or 'Madam Speaker', if a woman. In other cultures other styles are used, mainly being equivalents of English "chairman" or "president". Many bodies also have a speaker pro tempore (or deputy speaker), designated to fill in when the speaker is not available.

Australia[edit]

The Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives is the presiding officer of the Australian House of Representatives, the lower house of the Parliament of Australia. The President of the Australian Senate is the presiding officer of the Australian Senate, the upper house of the Parliament of Australia.

Italy[edit]

Italian parliamentarism is centered on the Presidents of the two Houses, vested in defense of the members and of the assembly as a whole;[4] so "the Speaker invites the representative of the Government not to deviate from the rules of parliamentary behavior".[5] Now constitutional community highlights changes also in this role.[6]

Canada[edit]

In Canada, the Speaker of the House of Commons is the individual elected to preside over the House of Commons, the elected lower house. The speaker is a Member of Parliament (MP) and is elected at the beginning of each new parliament by fellow MPs. The Speaker's role in presiding over Canada's House of Commons is similar to that of speakers elsewhere in other countries that use the Westminster system. The Speaker does not vote except in the case of a tie. By convention, if required to vote, the Speaker will vote in favour of continuing debate on a matter, but will not ultimately vote for a measure to be approved.

The Speaker of the Senate of Canada is the presiding officer of the Senate of Canada, the appointed upper house. The Speaker represents the Senate at official functions, rules on questions of parliamentary procedure and parliamentary privilege, and presides over debates and voting in the "Red Chamber". The Speaker of the Senate is appointed by the Governor General of Canada from amongst sitting senators upon the advice of the Prime Minister. The Speaker has a vote on all matters. In the event of a tie, the matter fails.

At the provincial level, the presiding officer of the provincial legidslatures is called the "Speaker" in all provinces except Quebec, where the term "President" is used. The presiding officer fulfills the same role as the Speaker of the House of Commons.

Singapore[edit]

In Singapore, the Speaker of the Parliament of Singapore is the head officer of the country's legislature. By recent tradition, the Prime Minister nominates a person, who may or may not be an elected Member of Parliament (MP), for the role. The person's name is then proposed and seconded by the MPs, before being elected as Speaker.[7] The Constitution states that Parliament has the freedom to decide how to elect its Speaker.[8]

While the Speaker does not have to be an elected MP, they must possess the qualifications to stand for election as an MP as provided for in the Constitution.[9] The Speaker also cannot be a Cabinet Minister or Parliamentary Secretary[10], and must resign from those positions prior to being elected as Speaker.

The Speaker is one of the few public sector roles which allow its office-holder to automatically qualify as a candidate in the Singapore presidential elections.[11]

United Kingdom[edit]

In the United Kingdom, the Speaker of the House of Commons is the individual elected to preside over the elected House of Commons. The speaker is a Member of Parliament (MP) and is elected at the beginning of each new parliament by fellow MPs.

The Lord Speaker is the presiding officer of the House of Lords. The commonly used "Speaker of the House of Lords" is not correct. The presiding officer of the House of Lords was until recently the Lord Chancellor, who was also a member of the government (a cabinet member) and the head of the judicial branch. The Lord Chancellor did not have the same authority to discipline members of the Lords that the speaker of the Commons has in that house. The Lord Speaker is elected by the members of the House of Lords and is expected to be politically impartial.

United States[edit]

Federal[edit]

The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives presides over the lower house of Congress, the House of Representatives. This post is second in line to the presidency—after the vice president—and is therefore the third highest-ranking national office overall. In practice, this post is the highest-ranking in Congress, because the president of the US Senate is the vice president, who has his/her office, and predominant responsibilities, at the White House, and therefore does not have a day-to-day presence at the Congress.

States[edit]

In the forty-nine states that have a bicameral legislature, the highest position in the lower house is usually called the "speaker". In Nebraska—the only state with a unicameral legislature—the senators elect one senator to serve as "Speaker of the Nebraska Legislature". In Tennessee, the senators elect a "Speaker of the Senate" who presides over the Tennessee Senate and serves as lieutenant governor.

Similar posts[edit]

Palace of the Croatian parliament

The presiding officer for an upper house of a bicameral legislature usually has a different title, although substantially the same duties.

When the upper house is called a senate, the equivalent title is often President of the Senate. Australia, Chile, the United States and many other countries have upper houses with presiding officers titled "president". In several American republics, the vice president of the country serves as the president of the upper house.

This pattern is not universal, however. Some upper houses, including those of Canada, have a speaker.

The Presiding Officer of the National Assembly for Wales, Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, and Presiding Officer of the Northern Ireland Assembly fulfill the same role as the speaker.

List of current speakers[edit]

Country Legislature (or legislative chamber) Title Incumbent
Albania Parliament of Albania Speaker Ilir Meta
Armenia National Assembly of Armenia Speaker Hovik Abrahamyan
Australia Australian House of Representatives Speaker Tony Smith
Austria National Council President of the National Council Doris Bures
Bangladesh Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury[12]
Belgium
 »Parliament of Belgium Chamber of Representatives of Belgium President (Voorzitter/Président/Präsident) Siegfried Bracke (N-VA)
 »Parliament of Belgium Senate of Belgium President (Voorzitter/Président/Präsident) Christine Defraigne (MR)
 »Brussels-Capital Region Parliament of the Brussels-Capital Region President (Président/Voorzitter) Charles Piqué (PS)
 »Flanders (Community and Region) Flemish Parliament President (Voorzitter) Jan Peumans (N-VA)
 »French Community Parliament of the French Community President (Président) Philippe Courard (PS)
 »German-speaking Community Parliament of the German-speaking Community President (Präsident) Karl-Heinz Lambertz (SP)
 »Wallonia Parliament of Wallonia President (Président/Präsident) André Antoine (politician) (cdH)
Botswana National Assembly of Botswana Speaker Gladys Kokorwe
Bulgaria National Assembly of Bulgaria Chairperson Tsetska Tsacheva
Cambodia National Assembly of Cambodia President Heng Samrin
Canada
 »Parliament of Canada Senate of Canada Speaker (Président) George Furey
 »Parliament of Canada House of Commons of Canada Speaker (Président) Geoff Regan
China
 »National People's Congress Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Chairman Zhang Dejiang
 »Hong Kong Legislative Council of Hong Kong President Andrew Leung
 »Macau Legislative Assembly of Macau President (presidente) Ho Iat Seng
Croatia Croatian Parliament (Sabor) President Željko Reiner
Czech Republic Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic Chairman Jan Hamáček
Denmark Parliament of Denmark (Folketinget) Speaker Pia Kjærsgaard
 » Faroe Islands Parliament of the Faroe Islands (Løgtingið) Speaker Páll á Reynatúgvu
 » Greenland Parliament of Greenland (Inatsisartut) Speaker Lars Emil Johansen
Egypt House of Representatives (Egypt) Speaker Ali Abdel Aal
Estonia Riigikogu Speaker Eiki Nestor
Finland Parliament of Finland (eduskunta/riksdagen) Speaker Maria Lohela
France National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) President Claude Bartolone
Ghana Parliament of Ghana Speaker Mrs. Justice Joyce Adeline Bamford-Addo
Germany Bundestag President of the Bundestag (Bundestagspräsident) Norbert Lammert
Greece Vouli President Nikos Voutsis
Hungary National Assembly of Hungary (Magyar Köztársaság Országgyűlése) President (elnöke) László Kövér
Iceland Parliament of Iceland Speaker Einar K. Guðfinnsson
India Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan
Indonesia People's Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat) Chairman Ade Komaruddin
Ireland Dáil Éireann Head of the Council (Ceann Comhairle) Seán Ó Fearghaíl
Iran Majlis of Iran Speaker/Chairman [رئیس] Ali Larijani
Israel Knesset Chairman Yuli-Yoel Edelstein
Italy Italian Chamber of Deputies President Laura Boldrini
Japan
 »National Diet House of Representatives Speaker Tadamori Oshima
 »National Diet House of Councillors Speaker Chuichi Date
Kenya Parliament of Kenya Speaker Kenneth Marende
Kosovo Assembly of Kosovo Chairman Jakup Krasniqi
Latvia Saeima Speaker Ināra Mūrniece
Lebanon Parliament of Lebanon Speaker Nabih Berri
Liechtenstein Landtag of Liechtenstein President Albert Frick
Lithuania Seimas Speaker Loreta Graužinienė
Libya Council of Deputies President Aguila Saleh Issa
Macedonia Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia Speaker Trajko Veljanovski
Malaysia House of Representatives of Malaysia (Dewan Rakyat) Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia
Malta House of Representatives of Malta Speaker Angelo Farrugia
Mexico Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados) President Ruth Zavaleta Salgado
Moldova Parliament President Marian Lupu
Montenegro Assembly of Montenegro President Ranko Krivokapić
Nepal Parliament of Nepal Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar
Netherlands House of Representatives of the Netherlands Speaker Khadija Arib
New Zealand House of Representatives Speaker David Carter
Nigeria National Assembly of Nigeria Speaker Yakubu Dogara
Norway Stortinget President of the Storting (Stortingspresident) Olemic Thommessen
North Korea Supreme People's Assembly Chairman of the Presidium Kim Yong-nam
Pakistan National Assembly of Pakistan Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq
Paraguay Chamber of Senators of Paraguay President Mario Abdo Benítez
Philippines House of Representatives of the Philippines Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez
Poland Sejm of the Republic of Poland Marshal Radosław Sikorski
Portugal Assembly of the Republic President Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues
Romania Chamber of Deputies of Romania President Valeriu Zgonea
Russia State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin
Serbia National Assembly of Serbia President Maja Gojković
Singapore Parliament of Singapore Speaker Halimah Yacob
Slovakia National Council of the Slovak Republic Speaker Andrej Danko
Solomon Islands National Parliament of Solomon Islands Speaker Sir Peter Kenilorea
South Africa National Assembly of South Africa Speaker Baleka Mbete
South Korea National Assembly of South Korea Speaker Chung Sye-kyun
South Sudan National Legislative Assembly of South Sudan Speaker James Wani Igga
Spain
 »Cortes Generales
(Spanish parliament)
Congress of the Deputies President Ana Pastor
 »Cortes Generales
(Spanish parliament)
Spanish Senate President Pío García-Escudero
Sri Lanka Parliament of Sri Lanka Speaker Karu Jayasuriya
Suriname National Assembly of Suriname (De Nationale Assemblee) Chairman Jennifer Simons
Sweden Riksdag Speaker Urban Ahlin
Switzerland National Council President Jürg Stahl
Taiwan Legislative Yuan President Su Jia-chyuan
Thailand House of Representatives of Thailand President Somsak Kiatsuranont
Ukraine Verkhovna Rada Chairman Andriy Parubiy
United Kingdom
 »Parliament of the United Kingdom House of Lords of the United Kingdom Lord Speaker Norman Fowler
 »Parliament of the United Kingdom House of Commons of the United Kingdom Speaker John Bercow
 » Isle of Man House of Keys Speaker Steve Rodan
 » Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Assembly Speaker Robin Newton
 » Scotland Scottish Parliament Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh
 » Wales National Assembly for Wales Presiding Officer Rosemary Butler
United States United States House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan
Uruguay Chamber of Deputies of Uruguay President Ivonne Passada
Vanuatu Parliament of Vanuatu Speaker George Andre Wells[13]
Venezuela National Assembly President Henry Ramos Allup
Vietnam National Assembly of Vietnam Chairman Nguyễn Sinh Hùng
Zimbabwe House of Assembly of Zimbabwe Speaker Jacob Mudenda

See also[edit]

Generic
Specific

References[edit]

  1. ^ As in case of disorders in the floor: Italian traditions knew cases of extreme contestation, not much different from tumults stigmatized in Ukrainian parliaments, Taiwanese and South Korean: Buonomo, Giampiero (2014). "I tre giorni della supercazzola". L’Ago e il filo edizione online.   – via Questia (subscription required)
  2. ^ Journal of the House of Commons: January 1559; 1559; accessed August 2015
  3. ^ Lee Vol 28, pp. 257,258.
  4. ^ Mancini and Galeotti believed that "in the enclosure of the House the exercise of presidential power should not be limits or obstacles whatsoever" (Mancini-Galeotti, Norme ed usi del Parlamento italiano, Roma, 1887, pag. 97).
  5. ^ (in Spanish) Sanciones disciplinarias y policía interna en el ordenamiento parlamentario italiano ‘’AA.VV., Derecho parlamentario sancionador’’, Eusko Legebiltazarra, Parlamento Vasco ed., 2005p. 236-271
  6. ^ F. Bilancia, L’imparzialità perduta (a proposito dei Presidenti di Assemblea parlamentare), in Aa.Vv., Studi in onore di Gianni Ferrara, vol. I, Giappichelli, Torino 2005, pp. 311 ss..
  7. ^ Lee, Min Kok (8 January 2016). "Halimah Yacob to be renominated as Speaker of Parliament: 7 things you may not know about the post". The Straits Times. Archived from the original on 7 August 2017. Retrieved 7 August 2017. 
  8. ^ Constitution of the Republic of Singapore, Art. 40(2).
  9. ^ "Speaker of Parliament". Parliament of Singapore. Archived from the original on 7 August 2017. Retrieved 7 August 2017. 
  10. ^ Constitution of the Republic of Singapore, Art. 40(2).
  11. ^ Constitution of the Republic of Singapore, Art. 19(3)(a).
  12. ^ "Shirin to become first woman Speaker". bdnews24.com. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  13. ^ "01 September confirmed as date for Vanuatu Presidential Election". Islands Business. 2009-09-02. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 

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