New Saudi crown prince means 'broad policy continuity' - Supply Management
Crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, left, with his father King Salman © PA Images
Crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, left, with his father King Salman © PA Images

New Saudi crown prince means 'broad policy continuity'

27 June 2017

The royal reshuffle that made the architect of Saudi Arabia’s reform programme next in line for the crown is likely to cement the country on its road to economic diversity, say analysts.

The promotion of deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, King Salman’s son, to crown prince, altering the line of succession at the expense of his cousin, Mohammed bin Nayef, was approved by 31 of the 34 members of the country’s Allegiance Council.

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