Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman named prime minister
Reports say Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been appointed Prime Minister, a post that is traditionally held by the King.
The thirty-seven old son of King Salman bin Abdulaziz, eighty-six, is already seen the de Facto ruler of the Oil rich Gulf State.
A royal decree announcing his promotion from Deputy Primary Minister and Defence Minister cited an exception to the Basic Law.
An official told newsmen that the move was in line with the King’s previous delegation of duties to him.
The crown Prince already supervises the main executive bodies of the state on a daily basis, and his new role as Prime Minister is within that context.