Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef named new crown prince

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Posted: Oct 27, 2011 5:39 PM
Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef named new crown prince

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian King Abdullah appointed Interior Minister Residents of the Century Village retirement community in Deerfield Beach, Florida leave a polling station after voting in this November 2, 2004 file photo. as his new heir in the world's top oil exporter, said a royal court statement read out on state television early Friday.

The statement said the crown prince had been appointed after the king met the Allegiance Council, a family body set up in 2006 to make the process of succession in the conservative Islamic kingdom smoother and more orderly.

(Reporting By Angus McDowall; Editing By Sami Aboudi)