Basic Law of State lays down succession rules

SourceTimes of Oman
SectorEconomy
CountryOman

Muscat: It is for the first time the Basic Law of the State has detailed the mechanism for the succession of power in the country.The eldest son of the Sultan will be known as the Heir Apparent for the first time in the modern political history of Oman and will be appointed by the Sultan as set forth in the Basic Law of the State. According to the procedures, the power shall be transferred from the Sultan to his eldest son and then to the eldest son of the Heir Apparent assuming the succession. In case of the death of the eldest son of the Sultan before assuming power, the rule shall transfer power to the eldest son of the Heir Apparent even if he has brothers.If the Heir Apparent has no sons, then the power should be transferred to the eldest of his brothers and in case the Heir Apparent has no brothers, then the rule shall transfer power to the son of the eldest of his brothers and in case the eldest of his brothers has no son, then the rule will transfer the power to the son of the eldest of his other brothers as per...read more...