Sayyid Haitham, new Sultan of Oman

Sayyid Haitham Bin Tariq was named as new Sultan of Oman last Saturday (11/1/20), following the death of Sultan Qaboos.

There is talk that his accession to power took place after his half-brother Sayyid Asaad failed to obtain the majority of the votes of Al Said members.

Why did Sayyid Asaad fail?

How was Sayyid Haitham chosen?

Tactical Report answers these questions in the following 414-word news report.

[Fully reproduced in TR Defense Weekly Issue No 27/03 – January 17, 2020]

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