It didn't take Saudi netizens more than minutes to pop up on Twitter with their worries after the death of their late crown prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. Many of them kept asking the same question about the identity of their coming crown prince until the news came from the Royal palace by midnight on the 27th of October appointing Prince Naif Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, the interior minister of the kingdom since 1978 and the second deputy prime minister as the next in line to the throne. It is not like the Saudis haven't expected it coming. However, they tried to use some sort of wishful thinking saying King Abdullah might choose someone else. Now, with the official news appointing Naif as the crown prince, who will stay in charge of the interior ministry as well, Saudis are expecting a stronger support for religious authorities and police, as well as less freedoms and more arrests which Prince Naif has been known of through the past years as he managed the interior ministry.
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