Who’s who in the Saudi succession

Saudi Arabia’s new king, Salman Bin Abdelaziz Al-Saud, has determined where succession will go once it finally passes to the next generation. King Salman wasted no time in appointing his Sudairi nephew Mohammed Bin Nayef deputy crown prince, and has named his son Mohammed defence minister and chief of the Royal Court

This four-page summary highlights some of the key players to watch, and suggests where to look in GSN’s extensive archive.

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Further reading

King Abdullah Bin Abdelaziz dies, Salman’s succession marks return of Sudairis

King Abdullah in hospital with pneumonia

Saudi Arabia risk management report: Concerns over succession, pressure from low oil price

Anatomy of the Al Saud - a detailed and extensive report listing key members of the Al-Saud to help explain the complex family relationships that underpin business and politics throughout the kingdom.


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