King of Saudi Arabia overthrows heir to the throne

Saudi King Salman has ousted the heir to his throne, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, and appointed his son Muhammad bin Salman as crown prince in his stead. The appointment was approved by the allegiance council with a majority of 31 votes out of 34.

Jun 21, 2017, 1:00PM Chelsea Mosery Birnbaum

Source: King of Saudi Arabia overthrows heir to the throne | JerusalemOnline

Saudi king ousts heir to the thrown Photo Credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, 81, has named his son, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, first in line to the throne. The appointment was approved by Saudi Arabia’s allegiance council with a majority of 31 votes out of 34 members just after midnight on Wednesday.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will be replacing Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, the king’s nephew, who was in place to inherit the thrown and who has now been stripped of his influential position as interior minister.

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