Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. XLIX

No 44

30-Oct-2006

SAUDI ARABIA

King Abd Allah Announces Succession Procedure Changes

King Abd Allah ibn Abd al-Aziz, in a decree issued on 20 October, announced the formation of a new body composed of princes that will vote on the eligibility of future heirs to the throne (for details and analysis, see page 19). The system will not take effect until Crown Prince Sultan, heir to King Abd Allah, becomes king. The new body will be made up of sons and grandsons of...