Saudi King Appoints New Crown Prince and Deputy Crown Prince

  April 29, 2015 at 1:20 am by

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz issued a royal decree with with changes in his cabinet.

The changes are accepting of the resignation of his half brother, 69 year old Crown Prince Murqin. The Crown Prince post is now given to Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who was previously the deputy Crown Prince and Minister of the Interior.

King Salman has named his son, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as deputy Crown Prince. Prince Mohammed, who is in his mid 30s, is currently Defence Minister and royal court chief.

King Salman has also accepted the resignation of Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal. He has been foreign minister since 1975. He stepped down due to health issues.

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2 Responses to Saudi King Appoints New Crown Prince and Deputy Crown Prince

  1. NATALYA says:

    Good luck to a new Saudi Royal team-in-action !

  2. Lowell Blackman says:

    These Saudis are not true royals in the same sense as those of Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands, and the UK are. Those royals have long histories and their nations are shining beacons of culture, democracy, and enlightenment. Why should one include the Saudis in the same boat, the Saudis who flog women, execute adulterers, put to death people who leave the Islamic faith, imprison those who criticize the religion or exercise freedom of speech, and – in this day and age – refuse to allow women the right to drive automobiles. They are kings by accident, bu decree, by dictatorship, desert potentates who became enormously rich because of oil. And because of this enormous wealth, they see no reason to even consider becoming democratic, constitutional monarchs the same way European royals are.

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