The Speaker of the Council was an official of the Federation General Council, primarily responsible for maintaining the parliamentary procedures on the speaker's floor of the Federation Council Chambers. As of the late 2260s, the Speaker of the Council was a male Human of Maori descent. (TOS novel: Prime Directive)

The depiction of the composition and operation of the Federation Council in Prime Directive differs markedly from that of other novels, including Articles of the Federation.
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