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Oman to get its first crown prince as Sultan Haitham issues new 'basic law'

  • Jan 11, 2021
  • Author: QT-Online
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Oman’s Sultan Haitham issued a new basic law on Monday to formalise succession and create the role of crown prince.
The basic law is the cornerstone of the Omani legal system. The first, issued in 1996, effectively gave Oman a codified constitution for the first time. The law can only be amended by the sultan.
A statement issued alongside the new legislation said it was an “affirmation of the principles upon which the Sultanate of Oman was founded” and aimed to “continue efforts to forge a better future, characterised by more achievements for the benefit of the homeland and the citizens”.
Sultan Haitham also announced his intention to appoint a crown prince for the first time in Oman’s history, state news agency ONA reported.