During the 1980s, the Council of Ministers regulated policies for the Kingdom while also formulating state policy regarding both domestic and foreign affairs.
It also led in the execution of policies related to the national economy, education, social welfare, and most public affairs.
The Basic System of 1992 introduced provisions regulating the succession process.
On August 1, 2005, then-Crown Prince Abdullah ibn Abdul-Aziz was proclaimed King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, thereby succeeding King Fahd.
Focusing on the needs of his people, Abdul-Aziz In 1924, the "National Council" (al-Majlis al-Ahli), a consultative council introduced by Abdul-Aziz, began to take on powers, except for foreign and military affairs, which were handled by the King.
Focusing on the needs of the Saudi citizens, Saudi governmental agencies experienced a great deal of expansion during the 1980s.
During the reign of King Khalid ibn of decision making and checks and balances.
It served like a small council of ministers for the Hijaz, until the creation of the council of Ministers in 1953, which brought all the provinces of the Kingdom under its own jurisdiction.
In September 1932, the Kingdom was united as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.