The Sultan of Oman, Haitham bin Tariq, decided today, Tuesday, to choose his eldest son, Dhi Yazan, as Crown Prince, one day after announcing amendments to the constitution with the aim of reaching a smooth mechanism for the transfer of power.
The Sultanate of Oman announced today that the new mechanism for the transfer of power in the country, which was issued Monday, includes the appointment of the oldest son of the Sultan as heir to the throne.
This was stated in a testimony published on the website of the Omani Ministry of Justice regarding the text of the new statute of the state that defines the method of transfer of power in the country.
The testimony came a day after a royal decree made amendments that include the mechanisms of transferring power in the country and the tasks of the crown prince.
According to the new system, the mandate of the rule (the mandate of the covenant) is transferred from the Sultan to his eldest son, on the condition that it then passes to the eldest son of this son.
According to the new system, if it is not possible to have children for the one to rule, then guardianship (the guardianship of the covenant) is transferred to the eldest brothers, then the eldest sons of the eldest brothers, otherwise, to the uncles and their children respectively (the oldest uncles and then the eldest of the uncles).
According to the new system, if the mandate of the government is transferred to someone under the age of 21, the Guardianship Council exercises the powers of the Sultan (upon his death).
A royal order shall be issued to appoint a person who has the mandate to rule as a crown prince, and the royal order specifies his powers and tasks assigned to him, and he takes the oath before the Sultan and takes his place if a temporary impediment prevents the Sultan from exercising his powers.
Under the previous statute of the state, the Royal Family Council, within 3 days of the vacancy of the position of the Sultan, determines the successor to the throne.