The Council of Oman is a bicameral parliament, made up of the members of the State Council and the Consultation Council, as stipulated in Article 58 of the Basic Law of the State.[1] It is considered to be the main Parliament in Oman. It assists the government in drawing up the general policies of the state. The Council meets at the request of the sultan to study and discuss matters raised by him, taking all its decisions on the basis of a majority vote. The sultan addresses all the members of this Council on an annual basis.[2] There are 15 women members (14 of them are in the state council) among the 167 members of the parliament.[3]

Council of Oman

مجلس عُـمان
Coat of arms or logo
HousesCouncil of State of Oman
Consultative Assembly of Oman
Last election
15 October 2011
Meeting place
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Muscat, Oman

In November 2009 construction work began on the Majlis Oman project, a landmark building to accommodate the parliament assembly hall and the upper and lower houses.[4] The development, which is being designed by q-dar and built by Carillion Alawi, was completed in 2013.[5]

In October 2011, Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said expanded the power of the Council of Oman.[6]


  1. ^ Babu Thomas Web Developer- designer. "The Oman Council". Archived from the original on 7 April 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2013.
  2. ^ "State Council Oman - مجلس عمان". Archived from the original on 25 August 2013. Retrieved 23 August 2013.
  3. ^ "A comparative study of parliamentary elections in Iran and other regional countries". Tehran Times. 1 March 2012. Archived from the original on 8 March 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
  4. ^ "$191m Majlis Oman project set for 2012 completion". Arabian Business. 11 November 2009. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Carillion to build £275m parliament complex in Oman". Building. 23 July 2009. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
  6. ^ Middle East News CBS, 20 October 2011[dead link]

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