The Omani Majlis A’shura is the lower house of the Omani Parliament ‘Oman Council’. The upper house is called State Council. It is a financially and administratively independent institution and is based in Muscat. It was established in 1991 to replace the previous Consultative Council of the State. The Majlis has been accorded legislative and oversight competences to serve the country and the nation and participate in the development march. It consists of members who are representing the different Wilayats of the Sultanate. The Wilayats shall be represented by two members if the number of its population exceeds 30 thousands and by one member if the population is less than 30 thousands. Majlis A'shura membership term shall be four Georgian years. The Chairman and his two deputies shall be elected from the members.