Council of Burgs
The Council is comprised of members called Burgesses. Each city is granted one seat on the Council for each 5,000 inhabitants. In some cases, multiple settlements from smaller rural areas will combine their populations for the sake of a common Burgess.
Each year the Council elects from within its own members elects a “Chair,” who serves as the Council’s leader. The Chair’s responsibilities include presiding over the Council — he sets the agenda and maintains order. In the event of a tied vote, the Chair’s vote counts twice, thereby allowing him the tie-breaking vote.