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Monday, January 11, 2021, 22:04
Oman to get its first crown prince in constitutional overhaul
By Reuters
Monday, January 11, 2021, 22:04 By Reuters

An image grab taken from Oman TV on Jan 11, 2020, shows Oman's Sultan Haitham bin Tariq al-Said, following a swearing in ceremony as Oman's new leader, after the death the previous day of Sultan Qaboos. (HANDOUT / OMAN TV / AFP)

DUBAI - Oman’s sultan announced on Monday a constitutional shakeup that includes the appointment of a crown prince for the first time and new rules on how parliament will work, state media said.

Oman's Sultan Haitham came to power a year ago after the death of his predecessor Sultan Qaboos

A new basic law issued by Sultan Haitham bin Tariq al-Said also emphasises the role of the state in guaranteeing more rights and freedoms for citizens, state news agency ONA said.

Sultan Haitham came to power a year ago after the death of his predecessor Sultan Qaboos. Qaboos did not have a crown prince and named his preferred successor in a sealed envelope opened after his death.

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The basic law sets out mechanisms for the appointment of a crown prince and his duties. The report did not say who would become the new crown prince or provide other details.

It also sets the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary as the basis for governance in Oman, ONA said.

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