GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
Government: Sultan Qabus ibn Said ibn Taimur Al
head of state and prime minister presides over Council of
Ministers. Consultative Council has advisory role but no
legislative powers. No constitution.
Politics: No political parties. Important
actors are persons close to sultan, including
administrators and special advisers.
Foreign Relations: Member of United Nations and
specialized agencies, League of Arab States, Organization
Islamic Conference, and Gulf Cooperation Council. June
agreement allows United States use of military facilities
Data as of January 1993