Amendment of Oman's constitution, country will get first Crown Prince, Sultan announced many changes.
The Sultan of Oman (Oman's sultan) Haitham bin Tariq al Said has announced amendments to the constitution. The new basic law issued by the Sultan emphasizes the role of government in greater rights and freedom for citizens.
The Sultan of Oman (Omans sultan) Haitham bin Tariq Al Said announced an amendment to the constitution on Monday. It includes for the first time the appointment of Crown Prince in the country and new rules for the functioning of Parliament. The new basic law issued by the Sultan emphasizes the role of government in greater rights and freedom for citizens. These include equality between men and women.
Sultan Hatham assumed power in Oman a year ago after the death of the predecessor, Sultan Qaboos bin Said. Kabus ruled Oman for 49 years. They did not have any child. While alive he had not even announced the name of his successor, but had written it in a sealed envelope which was to be opened only after his death. Sultan Hatham is the country's former Minister of Culture and cousin of the erstwhile Sultan.
The rumor market in the country was heated last year due to secrecy over the successor of Sultan Qaboos (Qaboos bin Said) and concerns about the stability of the country increased. Sultan Hatham (Haitham bin Tariq Al Said) plan to appoint the crown prince will end the period of uncertainty in the politics of Oman. The new basic law also prescribes the mechanism and appointment of Crown Prince.
The constitution amendment made by Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said made the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary the basis of power. The Sultan (Haitham bin Tariq Al Said) has also made changes in the government and the states. Under this, along with finance and foreign ministers, the central bank chairman has also been appointed. These divisions were earlier held by the late Sultan.