The last government to rule Malad-Mîn was the Khazir-Mizir. The government was headed by two groups of clan leaders, akin to a oligarchy. There were 20-30 clan heads that served as the lower house of Khazir-Mizir. The upper house was headed by 4-6 leaders from the wealthiest clans. The government was complex for the period. Stagnation in making decisions was common, caused by blocks of clans forming together to block passage of upper house decrees.