Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia

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Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia
رئيس وزراء المملكة العربية السعودية
Mohammed bin Salman
since 27 September 2022 (2022-09-27)
ResidenceAl Saud Palace

The Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia is the chair of the Council of Ministers and formal head of government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Mohammed bin Salman has been Prime Minister since 27 September 2022.[1]

List of Prime Ministers of Saudi Arabia[change | change source]

No. Portrait Name
Time in office Notes
Took office Left office Days in office
1 Saud of Saudi Arabia 9 October 1953 16 August 1954[2] 311 Saud created the post of Prime Minister for himself, and appointed Crown Prince Faisal Prime Minister in 1954. The two would engage in a power struggle which would ultimately lead to Saud's abdication of the throne and exile.
2 Faisal 16 August 1954 21 December 1960 2319 First Prime Minister who was not the King at time of appointment.
1 Saud of Saudi Arabia 21 December 1960 31 October 1962 679 Saud lost a power struggle to Crown Prince Faisal and was forced to abdicate in 1964.
2 Faisal of Saudi Arabia 31 October 1962 25 March 1975 4528 Faisal became King on November 2 1964 and was assassinated on 25 March 1975.
3 Fahd of Saudi Arabia 25 March 1975 21 February 1996 7638 De facto Prime Minister during Khalid's reign and through his own until suffering a stroke in 1996.
4 Abdullah of Saudi Arabia 21 February 1996 23 January 2015 6911 De facto Prime Minister after Fahd's stroke in 1996. From 9 October 2005 to 23 Janury 2015 Some regard Khaled al-Tuwaijri as a de facto Prime Minister from 9 October 2005 to 23 January 2015.
5 Salman of Saudi Arabia 23 January 2015 27 September 2022 2742 Most day-to-day governance was handled by the King's son Mohammed bin Salman.
6 Mohammed bin Salman 27 September 2022 Incumbent 550 Second Prime Minister who was not the King at the time of his appointment.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince to become Kingdom's Prime Minister: Royal decree". Al Arabiya English. Retrieved 2022-09-27.
  2. *"Saudi Arabia". WorldStatesman. Ben Cahoon. Retrieved 2014-03-31.