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Saudi prince challenges kingdom's old ways

Mohammed bin Salman's rise gives power to new generation; his ambitious plans, aimed at ending dependence on oil by 2030, will challenge bureaucracy, conservatives

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Some Saudis fear that Prince Mohammed's plans to streamline the kingdom's bureaucracy could cause social fractures

Riyadh

SAUDI Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman got a standing ovation when he visited a gathering of Saudi youth last month. Last week, after hearing about his economic plans in a meeting with religious leaders, one of the kingdom's most conservative sheikhs tweeted a smiling selfie