King Salman has chosen the Crown Prince’s son as the leader of the Council of Ministers. The change brought about ‘gradual power transfer’ comments.
Significant changes were made in the management level in Saudi Arabia.
The country’s 86-year-old King Salman bin Abdulaziz made Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman the head of the newly formed cabinet.
The new leader of the Council of Ministers becomes the Crown Prince
The King is considered both Head of State and head of the Council of Ministers in Saudi Arabia, but with the change, Salman will only lead the Council of Ministers.
Gradual power transfer in Saudi Arabia
Bloomberg, development, “The Saudi King continues the gradual transfer of power in the country, which is the world’s largest oil exporter.” announced as.
It was pointed out that 37-year-old Selman is currently directing the policies of the Riyadh administration, and his decision to appoint means the officialization of this situation.
His brother was appointed to the Ministry of Defense
It was reminded that Crown Prince Salman has a say in many areas in his country, including oil, defense, economic policy and homeland security.
The Crown Prince’s brother, Khalid bin Salman, was promoted from Deputy Defense Minister to Minister of Defense.
He is expected to take over the seat from his father
In Saudi Arabia, it is stated that Mohammed bin Salman will take over the full-scale management of the country after King Salman.
No reason was shared for the royal decree in question. picture of saudi arabia news agency SPA detailed that King Salman will continue to preside over the cabinet meetings he attended.
King Salman was kept under observation in the hospital for a week in May for medical examinations and treatments.
“Officially became head of government”
Jon Alterman, Director of the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. “The appointment of Crown Prince Salman as prime minister means that he is unlikely to herald major policy changes.” said.
“This move encodes the status quo, where ministers steer their agendas and coordinate between them.” said Alterman, “It may also have an international aspect to making him officially head of government rather than an pending head of state.” used the phrase.
Khalid bin Salman