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Re: New Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
Posted by Lukasz on 30/10/2011, 12:54:06, in reply to "Re: New Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia"
Well, it's not that the succession passes to "the next surviving son" of King Abdulaziz, various princes has been skipped for the last sixty years. But it's true that Prince Nayef's election wasn't a surprise and that it was indeed a sort of a family consensus (between various branches of the dynasty). |
: --Previous Message--
: 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
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