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How effective is Oman's Majlis Al-Shura?

How effective is Oman's Majlis Al-Shura?
 
Reuters/Said Al Bahri

The Sultan of Oman has granted the country's advisory body, the Majlis Al-Shura, some legislative powers. This in response to unprecedented social unrest earlier this year. The 84-member consultative council, which was elected last week, will now be able to choose its speaker.


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