King Abdullah Al Saud
Since its establishment in 1932 by King Abdul-al-Aziz, Saudi Arabia has been under monarchy leadership by Abdullah’s father king Abdul Aziz. Since his death, in 1953, leadership in Arabia has been along his dynasty where his sons have been ruling in turns. On this note, in March 1975, Abdullah’s half-brother called Khalid got to power when his first brother King Faisal was assassinated. In his reign, he managed to appoint Abdullah, a prince by then, as the Second deputy Prime minister. In 1982, King Fahd got into power following the death of his brother; King Khalid. This made Prince Abdullah to be promoted to higher political position as Deputy Prime minister where he managed to conduct various meetings of the King’s cabinet. In this regard, King Fahd officially named him the Crown Prince, who was perceived to be the next leader in that dynasty line. In December 1995, King Fahd developed frequent stroke problems, which left him quite weak to perform his leadership duties. For this reason, crown prince Abdullah Al Saud took over as a regent for King Fahd. However, his regency still depended on policy decision from the ailing King Fahd. This went on for nine years. In August 2005, King Fahd died thus leaving Saudi Arabia with no option but to push the acting King Abdullah al Saud to power. Currently, this King has been in power for almost six years. According to various sources, King Abdullah Al Saud has been perceived to be the best leader in Saudi Arabia following his various reforms with impeccable leadership qualities and foundation.