Saudi Election 2016

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You have probably already seen the Riyadh Bureau special on Saudi succession, but here is a less serious look at this important topic. The first line reads: “After the Saudi King passed away, the Allegiance Committee agreed with the Cabinet to hold election between the grandsons of the country’s founder to choose the next king. Here, we give you the latest developments…”

The page imagines a satirical scenario in which the different branches of the royal family become political parties competing to win people votes. After the primaries, we reach a showdown between the National Guard Party led by Prince Miteb bin Abdullah against the Security and Development Party led by Prince Mohammed bin Naif. The page creator lists the strengths and weakness of each party, and concludes with the line: “The world is still watching.. for which Prince Saudis will vote?”

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