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Saudi Arabia: Return of the king as Al-Salman consolidate power

A charismatic leader, as underlined by his generally well-regarded decades of driving Riyadh’s development, King Salman Bin Abdelaziz has been largely overshadowed by his heir-apparent over the two years. But the 82-year-old monarch has not gone away and he now appears willing to flex his political muscles once again, which might keep the ambitious Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) in check to some extent.

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