Omanis cast their vote

Omanis voted for a consultative council elections on October 25, 2015. Sultan Qaboos holds all major government posts, but he expanded the powers of the Majlis al-Shura in 2011
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Omani Interior Minister Hamoud bin Faisal Al Busaidi (C) seals a ballot box at a polling station in Muscat for a consultative council elections on October 25, 2015, where the long-time ruling sultan holds all major government posts. Sultan Qaboos slightly expanded the powers of the Majlis al-Shura in 2011 after unprecedented social unrest when the normally-quiet nation became caught up in protests which swept the Arab world. (AFP/Getty Images)
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An Omani man casts his ballot for a consultative council, at a polling station in Muscat on October 25, 2015, where the long-time ruling sultan holds all major government posts. Sultan Qaboos slightly expanded the powers of the Majlis al-Shura in 2011 after unprecedented social unrest when the normally-quiet nation became caught up in protests which swept the Arab world. (AFP/Getty Images)
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An Omani man casts his ballot at a polling station in Muscat for a consultative council on October 25, 2015, where the long-time ruling sultan holds all major government posts. Sultan Qaboos slightly expanded the powers of the Majlis al-Shura in 2011 after unprecedented social unrest when the normally-quiet nation became caught up in protests which swept the Arab world. (AFP/Getty Images)
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An Omani woman casts her ballot at a polling station in Muscat for a consultative council on October 25, 2015, where the long-time ruling sultan holds all major government posts. Sultan Qaboos slightly expanded the powers of the Majlis al-Shura in 2011 after unprecedented social unrest when the normally-quiet nation became caught up in protests which swept the Arab world. (AFP/Getty Images)
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An Omani woman casts her ballot for a consultative council, at a polling station in Muscat on October 25, 2015, where the long-time ruling sultan holds all major government posts. Sultan Qaboos slightly expanded the powers of the Majlis al-Shura in 2011 after unprecedented social unrest when the normally-quiet nation became caught up in protests which swept the Arab world. (AFP/Getty Images)
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An Omani woman casts her ballot at a polling station in Muscat for a consultative council on October 25, 2015, where the long-time ruling sultan holds all major government posts. Sultan Qaboos slightly expanded the powers of the Majlis al-Shura in 2011 after unprecedented social unrest when the normally-quiet nation became caught up in protests which swept the Arab world. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Omani men look at the list of candidates for a consultative council at a polling station in Muscat on October 25, 2015, where the long-time ruling sultan holds all major government posts. Sultan Qaboos slightly expanded the powers of the Majlis al-Shura in 2011 after unprecedented social unrest when the normally-quiet nation became caught up in protests which swept the Arab world. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Omanis gather outside a polling station in Muscat for a consultative council elections on October 25, 2015, where the long-time ruling sultan holds all major government posts. Sultan Qaboos slightly expanded the powers of the Majlis al-Shura in 2011 after unprecedented social unrest when the normally-quiet nation became caught up in protests which swept the Arab world. (AFP/Getty Images)