Basic Law: Introduction

The Basic Law set out, with remarkable clarity, the basis on which the Kingdom is governed, and the rights and obligations of both the state and the citizen. As the processes of consultation are extended, it becomes necessary to formalize the principles underlying the traditions which have enabled the Kingdom to pass through periods of extraordinary change with an equally extraordinary degree of stability.

The promulgation of the Basic Law; the formation of the Majlis Al-Shoura (Consultative Council) and the restructuring of the Kingdom's regional government - all form part of this necessary process.

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