Saudi Arabia is one of only two countries the other being Vatican City that does not have a separate legislative body. The highly endangered Arabian leopard. The heritage of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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When the Saudi budget is published every year, no less than 40 percent A History of Saudi Arabia. King Fahd - A forceful but flawed ruler". Retrieved 18 July The New York Times. Saudi Arabia History ". The history of Saudi Arabia. Al Saud family members hold all the key jobs, not just at the top but right down through middle management, even to regional managers. The governors of all 13 Saudi provinces are princes.
At the bottom of the company, ordinary employees are poorly paid and even more poorly trained because management doesn't want initiative that might threaten its control. Nor surprisingly, the Saudi employees of such a stultifying company are sullen, resentful and unmotivated. State, power and politics in the making of the modern Middle East.
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Admittedly the voting, held in the spring of , was only for local, virtually powerless municipal councils -- and then for only half the seats on those; women were not allowed to stand for office or to vote. But the male electorate got the change to eat large quantities of mutton for three weeks, since Saudi electioneering proved to revolve around lamb and tents The results of the voting proved the truth of what Fahd once prophesied about elections -- it was usually the religious who won.
Candidates with Western sympathies or any suspicion of secularism lost out heavily to hardline conservatives who were endorsed by the local religious establishment.
The vote also provided statistical backing for the analysis that informed observers had long maintained -- that for all their faults, and quite contrary to their stereotypical reputation, the House of Saud provided a minority force pushing for Western secular change in a Kingdom of largely retrograde caution.
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