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Re: New Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
Posted by Damian on 29/10/2011, 23:08:05, in reply to "New Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia"
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: Prince Nayef has been officially named Crown
No surprises there as the succession continues to pass along the line of the now elderly sons of Abdul Aziz Ibn-Saud as has been the case now for almost six decades! The new Crown Prince is 78 and reputed to be a hard-line conservative. I can imagine the more reform-minded King Abdullah would have preferred someone more of his own mind but no doubt was unable to go against the long-standing family consensus that insists the succession continue to pass to the next surviving son of Ibn Saud.
I wonder for how much longer this state of affairs must continue before a younger generation will finally get its chance to shine?
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