Saudi royal appointments underscore conservative influence

Issue 1113 - 29 Oct 2020

Appointments to the Shura Council, the Council of Senior Scholars and the Supreme Court, made via a series of royal decrees on 18 October, have entrenched conservative power in the three institutions – although there have been some other related moves in support of the more progressive policies associated with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS)’s Vision 2030.

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