The Confederal Council is a seven-member executive council which constitutes the government of the Confederated Peoples. In certain circumstances, it also acts as a collective Head of State (although the Head of the Commonwealth and the Confederal President each act as Head of State in some other circumstances).
Each of the seven Councilors heads a department of the government. The first Confederal Council has not yet been elected. However, the seven Council-level departments are:
- Foreign Affairs
- Industrial Affairs
- Environment and Natural Resources
Origins of the Confederal Council
Under the leadership of President Bokhani Ochiangh, the Confederated Peoples passed a series of constitutional amendments which restructured their form of government. These included an amendment which created the Confederal Council and vested in it the executive and directorial authority of the Confederated Peoples.
The Council is basically organized according to a collegial system rather than a presidential system. The Council exercises its power as a collective body. However, the Council as a body is not unambiguously the head of state. While the Council as a body functions as head of state in many circumstances, there are other circumstances where the President is individually treated as a head of state and some where the Head of the Commonwealth receives this honor. It might be more accurate to say that the position of head of state in the Confederated Peoples was complex than to say that it was unambiguously held collectively.
Because the current Confederal Council is the first, it is impossible to say which aspects of its composition shall become traditional and which merely happen to apply to this particular Council. It is even impossible to say if any further changes might be made in the institution, although it is almost certain that any changes would be mere modifications of what now exists and not radical reorganizations of the structure of government like that which produced the Council originally.