Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman smiles as he arrives at the Elysee Palace in Paris in July. Photo: AFP
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman smiles as he arrives at the Elysee Palace in Paris in July. Photo: AFP
Middle East

Saudi king names Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as prime minister

  • The move represents a gradual transfer of power to the prince, who is already the kingdom’s de facto ruler
  • King Salman remains head of state and will continue to chair cabinet meetings he attends

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman smiles as he arrives at the Elysee Palace in Paris in July. Photo: AFP
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman smiles as he arrives at the Elysee Palace in Paris in July. Photo: AFP
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