Saturday, March 19, 2011

OMAN - Sultan agrees to constitutional reform

Sultan Qaboos, by royal decree, granted March 13 legislative powers to the Council of Oman, a body hitherto purely advisory. In power since 1970, the monarch was from February 27 to face demonstrations in favor of constitutional reform. In the capital, Muscat, opponents plan to stay mobilized. They continue to demand higher wages, better education system and the trial of corrupt ministers, they said local English daily.

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