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Re: New Crown Prince appointed
Posted by Damian on 19/6/2012, 18:12:25, in reply to " New Crown Prince appointed"
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: New Crown Prince has been appointed. And yes,
: it is Prince Salman.
No surprises there. The succession passes between the surviving sons of King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud, founder of the Saudi monarchy. All are now elderly men in their 70s and 80s. Only when the last one has died (or been passed over for some reason) will the succession pass to the next generation most of whom are themselves now middle-aged men.
It seems Saudi Arabia is destined to be ruled by elderly men for a long time to come. It is the world's only official gerontocracy.
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