Muscat: Details of the new Basic State Law issued by Royal Decree No. (6/2021) were issued today
The Basic Law of the State clarifies in its Articles (5-12) who will succeed the Sultan in ruling.
Article (5) : of the Basic Law of the State promulgated by Royal Decree No. 6/2021 stipulates that the mandate of the ruler shall be transferred from the Sultan to his eldest son, then the eldest son of this son, and so on, class after class. His children, even if the deceased had brothers.
If the one who has the mandate to rule does not have children, then guardianship passes to the eldest of his brothers, if he does not have brothers, then it passes to the eldest child of his eldest brother, and if the eldest of his brothers does not have a son, then to the eldest children of his other brothers, according to the order of age of the brothers.
If the one who has the mandate to rule does not have brothers or nephews, the rule of government is transferred to the uncles and their children in the order specified in the second clause of this article.
The one who assumes the rule must be a sane Muslim and the legitimate son of Omani Muslim parents.
Article (6): If the mandate of the government is transferred to someone under the age of twenty-one, then the authority of the Sultan shall be exercised by the Guardianship Council, which the Sultan has appointed by a high will, and if he had not appointed a Council of Guardianship before his death, the Royal Family Council appointed a trusteeship council formed from one of the Sultan’s brothers and two sons His cousin.
A Royal Decree shall be issued to the work system of the Guardianship Council.
Article (7): A royal order shall be issued to appoint a person who will have the mandate to govern according to the text of Article (5) of this system, the Crown Prince, and the Royal Order specifies his powers and tasks assigned to him and the Crown Prince performs before the Sultan, before exercising his powers or tasks assigned to him, the oath stipulated in Article (10) of this system.
Article (8): If there is a temporary impediment that prevents the Sultan from exercising his powers, the Crown Prince shall replace him.
Article (9): The royal family shall have a council called the “Royal Family Council” that issues its formation, organization, and determination of its powers and the precedence of its members, a royal decree.
Article (10): The Sultan, before exercising his powers, in a session before the Council of Oman, and in the presence of members of the Royal Family Council, members of the Council of Ministers and members of the Supreme Judicial Council, takes the following oath: I swear by God Almighty to respect the Basic Law of the State and the laws, and to fully protect the interests and freedoms of citizens, and to preserve independence The homeland and its territorial integrity ”
Article (11): The government continues to conduct its business as usual until the Sultan is installed and he exercises his powers
Article (12): Governance in the state is based on justice, consultation and equality, and citizens – in accordance with this system and the terms and conditions defined by law – have the right to participate in public affairs.
It is reported that His Highness Sayyid Dhi Yazan bin Haitham bin Tariq is the eldest son of His Majesty Sultan Haitham, may God protect him.
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