The Representative Council was the ruling body of Haruun Kal, headquartered in the city of Pelek Baw (which was largely the extent of its control). It was composed entirely of Balawai, and exclusively served Balawai interests. Much of its funding came from off-world supporters of the thyssel bark trade.

The Council largely repressed the native Korunnai population. At the time the Clone Wars started there was a Judicial Department investigation into its abuses. Due to that, the Council voted to join the Confederacy of Independent Systems.

Branches of the Council's government included a Customs office, a Ministry of Justice, and a civil militia.