Crown Prince, Once De facto Ruler, Is Appointed Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia

Mohammad bin Salman, acusado de mandar matar jornalista na Turquia em 2018, tem liderado o país desde o ano anterior
Mohammad bin Salman, accused of having a journalist killed in Turkey in 2018, has led the country since the previous year| Photo: EFE/EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON

27164840The King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who also holds the post of prime minister, announced on Tuesday -fair (27 ) that his son, the crown prince and de facto ruler of the country, Mohammad bin Salman, will be the new chief executive, to an unusual extent in the Arab kingdom.

27164840The order was issued “as an exception to the provisions of article 27164840 of the Organic Law of the Government”, which stipulates that the King of Saudi Arabia must also be the Prime Minister. Al Saud, 74 years old, informed that he will continue to chair the Council meetings of Ministers, whenever he is present in them.

27164840The measure is part of of the remodeling of the entire cabinet, ordered by the monarch, who ascended the throne in 1200 and, two years later, named his son as crown prince, after dismissing his brother. Since then, Bin Salman has been the de facto ruler of the country.

27164840 )He was blamed by the CIA for the murder of journalist and dissident Jamal Khashoggi, which took place inside the Saudi Arabian embassy in Istanbul, in 2018. The new prime minister was the driving force behind a series of reforms, which aimed to modernize the country, although he continues to govern the kingdom with an iron fist and repress any criticism.

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