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Saudi Arabia: Riyadh reshuffle as governorship appears to change hands

The low-profile Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Bin Abdelaziz appears to have gained a promotion from deputy governor of Riyadh Region, raising questions about Prince Faisal Bin Bandar Bin Abdelaziz, who has been governor since January 2015. The first sign of a change in leadership came in official Saudi Press Agency reports about a typically low-key official visit to Russia by Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman on 8 July, in which he was described as acting governor of Riyadh.

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