The Council of Trades
The Council of Trades is the organization which governs Svalbard. Consisting of one elected representative of each caste in Svalbard, the Council of Trades handle any and all political issues and procedures that may appear in Svalbard. Though most of its members are elected specifically because their caste needed a representative, some work fulltime as council members, representing the council itself, some representing casteless sections of the city, and some representing outside influences.
The Council of Trades has been active in Svalbard since its reconstruction, and has been fine-tuned over its lifetime of thousands of years, in order to better the process and efficiency of trade between Svalbard and its patrons. To this end, the primary directive of the Council is always two things; Svalbard's survival, and Svalbard's profitability.