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Yearbook 2000

Oman. Two women were secured their place in the advisory congregation Majlis ash-shura in the election to the congregation on September 14. It was the same number of women who took part in the congregation after the 1997 elections. According to COUNTRYAAH, only 25% of the country's adult population had the right to vote, but it was still more than three times as many as in the last election. The proportion of women among those entitled to vote had also tripled, from 10 to 30%. Another step towards increased democracy was the fact that the election results this time were crucial. Earlier, the Sultan appointed members of the congregation among a large number of candidates who did well in the election. The Council has no right to enact laws, but can ask ministers on economic and political issues.

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