Council of 17, The
The Council of 17
The Council of 17 (typically shortened to just 'The Council') is the primary governing body of Poqmori. All sentient pokemon and pokemorphs are able to participate in regularly held elections for the election of the 17 seats on The Council as well as the position of Prime Minister.
The Council like any governing body is also responsible for the health, safety and well-being of its citizens. To this end The Council funds most if not all Pokemon Centers found throughout the world. They also contribute to military presence, militia groups, pokemon centers, police departments as well as charitiable things such as welfare and low-income housing.
Partly because of this, most people involved in public servant jobs are considered to be part of The Council. In particular the police and militia/military groups. This is because only The Council and those authorized by it are allowed to enforce the law. Although in practice members with seats on The Council rarely if ever get involved in law enforcement.
Those members who have seats on the Council are elected for terms of 2 years maximum. Usually these seats come up for election every year and members can run and win a seat up to 4 times in a row. The position of Prime Minister is elected for a term of 4 years.
The Council Members themselves do not typically go around enforcing the laws. To this end they fund the various police agencies and militia are the ones that do most of the law enforcement. If situations arise where more muscle might be required to enforce the law then the military are called in to handle it.