Who will be the next king of Saudi Arabia?
February 14, 2013 18:37
Riyadh’s latest appointment suggests that traditionally secretive royal rivalries may be moving into the public eye as the succession process comes to a head.
SAUDI PRINCES in a meeting at the Royal Palace in Jeddah.
Speculation about who will rule Saudi Arabia in the future is mounting after the surprise February 1 appointment of Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz as second deputy prime minister, a post long viewed as “crown prince in waiting.”The unexpected move puts a spotlight on the complicated politics and procedures surrounding Saudi succession.