The Compact Assembly is the full legislative body governing the Compact. It meets in Quantonesia, the capital of the Compact situated on an artificial island in Hong Kong Harbor on Earth. The Assembly consists of Delegates, two from each core world. Six of the core worlds designated permanent members and ten worlds (or constituent authorities) chosen by the Assembly before at the start of each session seat their senior delegates on the Security Council, which acts as an upper chamber. Both bodies are presided over by the Secretary-General, though the Speaker of the Assembly or the Chair of the Security Council may stand in for the Secretary-General on such occasions.