(covers information from Warship Voyager)
Bajorian-Cardassian Alliance. The Human Imperial equivalent of this is Viceroy and the Klingon/Illiarian version is of Regent (The Prime Universe equivalent of this rank is Prefect). The most well known and popular is Bajoran Intendent Kira Nerys.An Intendent is the chief governing body for any occupied/controlled sector/planet of the
After 2341 when the Bajoran Empire and Cardassian Civil Union began to merge their collective territories into the Unified alliance. Both governments needed a single leader or Governor to act as central leader and spokesperson of their local species/sector in order to prevent possible riots and disorder in the newly massive galactic region. So a common person was first selected to act as Intendent of each individual region (except for the Central Controlling Planets. Their planets Intendent would be one member of the Ruling Families of the planet). Afterwards every new Intendent would be elected by the people of their own system.
Each and Every Intendent must 1st seek the permission and council of the Imperion the main governing bodies of both empires and the Alliance Council. Under the Intendents command are mostly the alliance's military forces.