Aung Myo Htun ( Kelly)
Dec 2, 2017

Is Saudi Arabia democracy or monarchy?

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I wonder the Elections in Saudi Arabia have been historically rare. Is it Democracy or Monarchy? Welcome any sharing , please.

Rachna Shah
Dec 2, 2017

Due to the large power of the king and the royal family, it can be considered as an absolute monarchy. Elections occur only on the municipal level. The advisory body of the monarchy, the Consultative Assembly, is not elected, and even then, they can only propose laws, not make them.

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