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Prince Salman tipped as Saudi Crown Prince
Sunday, Jun 17, 2012
Former Governor of Riyadh Province, Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is tipped as next Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia after the demise of Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
Prince Salman was born on 31 December 1935. He is reported to be the 25th son of King Abdulaziz. His mother is Hassa al Sudairi. Therefore, Salman is a member of the Sudairi Seven.
Prince Salman’s experience as governor of Riyadh Province dates back to 1950′s before he began his long-term service in this post. King Abdulaziz appointed Prince Salman as his representative and the Emir of Riyadh on March 17, 1954, when Salman bin Abdulaziz was nineteen years old. Later, he was appointed by King Saud as governor of Riyadh Region at the rank of minister on April 19, 1955. He resigned from his post on December 25,1960.
On 5 November 2011, Prince Salman was appointed Minister of Defense, replacing his full brother late Crown Prince Sultan. Prince Salman’s appointment as Defense Minister is seen as an important move. Because this appointment means that he is the next heir in line after Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz. This post is thought to enable him to experience a powerful governmental post before his future appointment as crown prince.
By Mahmood Rafique - www.twentyfoursevennews.com
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