Oman sultan names son as crown prince in major shake-up of constitution

Oman’s sultan has named his son as heir and crown prince in a major shake-up of the Gulf state’s constitution, which will see the throne passed down to direct descendants of the current ruler. Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al-Said made major changes to the sultanate’s constitution this week, known as the Basic Law, where he named his eldest son, Dhi Yazan bin Haitham, as crown prince. A clear line of succession for future sultans was laid out, which will see the throne passed down to Sultan Haitham’s son that marks a major shift in the country’s Basic Law. Previously, the appointment of sultans was…

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