Oman Creates Crown Prince Post in Constitutional Change

On the first anniversary of Sultan Haitham bin Tariq’s leadership, the sultan announced two royal decrees which include the appointing of a crown prince for the first time, on Monday.

On the first anniversary of Sultan Haitham bin Tariq’s leadership, the sultan announced two royal decrees which include the appointing of a crown prince for the first time, on Monday.

Royal Decree No. 6 of 2021 AD provides for “Establishing a specific and stable mechanism for the transfer of the mandate of power in the Sultanate,” state media Oman News Agency reported.

The decree would establish “a mechanism for appointing the crown prince and stating his tasks and powers,” the news agency added.

Also included in the new decree is emphasizing “Equality between women and men, taking care of children, the handicapped, young people and the youth.”

A special chapter under the Basic Law is included to evaluate the performance of its government officials.

Another decree was enacted to provide for the powers, rights and duties of the Council of Oman as well as its membership conditions.


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