Oman Holds Historic Digital Shura Council Election
Omani voters cast their votes through the “Intakheb” mobile app on October 29, 2023, marking a significant milestone in the country’s political development. Voters cast their ballots in easy and simple steps, using the NFC feature on their smartphones to verify their identity and select their candidates.
Results Announced, Signaling a New Era of Progress
The Ministry of Interior announced the results of Oman’s Shura Council elections on Sunday, October 30, 2023, following a resounding 65.07 percent voter turnout. Ninety members were elected to the tenth term, emerging from a large pool of 843 candidates, of whom 32 were women.
Elections Reflect Diversity and Dynamism of Omani Society
The results of the election reflect the diversity and dynamism of Omani society. The winners come from a variety of backgrounds, including business, education, healthcare, and law. They are also representative of the different regions of Oman.
New Shura Council to Play Vital Role in Shaping Country’s Future
The commencement of the 10th Shura Council Term signals a pivotal moment in Oman’s future plans, visions, and strategic initiatives. The new Shura Council will play a vital role in shaping the course of the 10th Five-Year Plan and charting the path for the 11th Five-Year Plan. The Council will also work to ensure that the benefits of economic development are shared equitably among all Omanis.
Successful Election a Testament to Oman’s Commitment to Democracy
The successful holding of the Shura Council elections is a testament to Oman’s commitment to democracy and its technological capabilities. It is also a sign of the country’s growing maturity and its commitment to building a better future for all its citizens.
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