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NayefEdit

An anonymous user has added Prince Nayef. This is erroneous, as it was announced that Nayef will become First Deputy PM, not PM. I am reverting the edit.Ibadibam (talk) 08:17, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

We're having similiar trouble at Abdullah of Saudi Arabia & Nayef, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. -- GoodDay (talk) 07:27, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Sir i need some helpEdit

Assalamualaykum Aaftab alam india (talk) 14:48, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

Sir i need some help. Can you help me? Aaftab alam india (talk) 14:50, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

If you have a comment or question related to this article, Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, you may write it below. Otherwise, ask a question at your talk page, User talk:Aaftab alam india, and I will respond to you there. Ibadibam (talk) 23:26, 4 March 2016 (UTC)

DefinitionEdit

Doesn't Prime Minister mean "first minister (i.e., advisor, official, aide, servant) to the head of state"? In other words, how can the king be his own first minister?!? Is there any other country in the world where this is the case?HenryLarsen (talk) 09:21, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

It means the minister is first among equals. I can't think of a cause where it is the exact same, but the UAE is similar. Emir of Wikipedia (talk) 10:48, 23 October 2016 (UTC)
Prime does usually mean the minister is first among equals, at least with respect to the other ministers of government, but that concept doesn't appear in the Saudi Basic Law, and a king is hardly equal to a commoner. HenryLarsen is right that the word minister, in its Romance roots, originally referred to an assistant or servant, so there's some dissonance in a purely etymological context. But given the history of the position in the KSA, where the position was once separate, it makes sense. I think this is sufficiently explained in the article's "History" section, and there's no need to emphasize the verbal irony of the title. Ibadibam (talk) 19:19, 24 October 2016 (UTC)
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