Saudi Arabia: Clear Succession Mechanism

The Arabist praises Saudi Arabia for developing a clear succession mechanism for its monarchy. “Contrast that with the utter confusion over Egypt’s own succession system — the refusal of President Mubarak to appoint a vice-president in 25 years and the uncertainty about whether Gamal Mubarak, Omar Suleiman, or someone else altogether will succeed Mubarak,” writes Issandr El Amrani.

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