The Executive Council was the highest governing body of the Solarian League. It consisted of delegates from all member worlds, each holding veto rights, and had no legal authority over the local policies of these planets.
Although every member had veto right, the Executive Council also had a counter-weapon; a two-thirds vote of the Council could have stripped any planet of its League membership. As of 1905 PD, this power had never been used, but the sheer threat of it had brought more than one obstinate delegate "to reason". (UHH)