The Santa Christina Greater Metropolitan Council is the legislative body governing the city of Santa Christina and its environs. Prior to 1948, the council governed only the innermost portions of the city, with the other 'satellite' cities having their own councils, but since then it is the sole local government body in the entire city. The council consists of 35 members, elected from five 'wards' of seven members each. The council is elected by a first-past-the-post system, but future council elections will be held under a Single Transferable Vote proportional system. The Council is presently controlled by the Liberal Democratic Party of the United Islands in a loose alliance with the Green Party of Georgeland.