Assembly of the Council
 

The Assembly of the Regional Council holds 74 seats. The combination of political parties in the Assembly corresponds to the political environment in the region: the Centre Party 32, the Left-Wing Alliance 9, the National Coalition Party 11, Social Democratic Party 8, Green league of Finland 4, Christian Democrats 1 and True Finns 9.

Normally the Assembly convenes twice a year to decide on the economic framework for the Regional Council and to set up its long-term operational objectives.

Chairperson of the Assembly is Mr. Risto Kalliorinne (MP) from the city of Oulu.