Saudi Arabia restructures Shura Council, Council of Senior Scholars: Royal Decree

File photo of a previous session of Saudi Arabia's Shura Council in 2010. (File photo: AP)

Saudi Arabia is restructuring the Kingdom’s Council of Senior Religious Scholars headed by Sheikh Abdulaziz al-Sheikh and the Shura Council, according to a Royal Decree issued on Sunday.

Sheikh Abdallah Al-Sheikh has been appointed as the head of the Kingdom’s newly restructured Shura Council. The new Shura Council will be made up of 150 members and will serve a four year term.

Dr. Mishaal bin Fahm al-Salami was named as the Vice Speaker of the Shura Council, while Dr. Hanan bint Abdulrahim bin Mutlaq al-Ahmadi was named Assistant Speaker of the Shura Council.

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Under the new royal decrees issued on Sunday, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman also appointed a new head of the Kingdom’s Supreme Court, naming Khalid bin Abdullah bin Mohammed al-Luhaidan to the position.

The restructured Council of Senior Religious Scholars will be headed by Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Sheikh. The council itself will be made up of 21 members, including Al-Sheikh.

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Last Update: Monday, 19 October 2020 KSA 18:47 - GMT 15:47
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