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MBS' hardest test: Offering more bread than circus to Saudi youth

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Andreas Krieg (Photographer)

Original languageEnglish
PublisherMiddle East Eye
Published1 Jun 2020

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The fallout of the global Covid-19 depression paired with a historic contraction of the oil market has thrown the Saudi rentier state into severe crisis. The old slogan of no representation without taxation no longer holds as the kingdom is bracing for an unprecedented economic and financial crisis that does not allow the Saudi welfare state - that for years has been in decline - to provide public welfare inclusively at a level that citizens have become used to.

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