The document was in line with the constitutions of many modern states, and may also be regarded as the precursor for future ones.The Hijaz Constitution consisted of nine sections and seventy-nine articles, which dealt with core constitutional issues such as the System of Government, the Administration's Responsibility, the Affairs of the Hijazi Kingdom, the Department of Accounts, the Inspectorate General, the Kingdom's Employees, the General Municipal Councils, and the Municipal Administration Committees.The Shiite group has been represented in Lebanon’s parliament since 1992 and is a key member of the coalition government.Its armed wing is more powerful than Lebanon’s army, and its fighters battle alongside Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces in Syria.Lebanese President Michel Aoun has said he will not consider the premier’s resignation until the two meet in person.Saudi Arabia has demanded that Hezbollah, a powerful Iran-backed group, play no role in Lebanon’s government.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.
However, many of the country's government ministries, agencies and welfare administrations were developed during King Fisal's reign (1964-1975); the Ministry of Justice is a case in point, having been established by King Faisal in 1970.
A brief statement carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency called on all Saudis living in or visiting Lebanon to depart, and warned against travel to the country.
Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign Up In an escalating war of words, Hezbollah called on Saudi Arabia to stay out of Lebanese affairs, saying the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, announced from Riyadh over the weekend, “has raised many questions.” In a statement, the Hezbollah parliamentary bloc said Saudi Arabia was mired in crisis after the failure of its two and half-year military intervention in Yemen, which has led to a military stalemate.
It was also the center of the General Consultative Council, which played a significant role in the creation of the Council of Ministers.
In August 1926, Abdul-Aziz approved a comprehensive constitution that was called the Basic Regulation (al-Talimat al-Assasiah) for the province of Hijaz.
Most importantly, the fourth article of this document established several governmental bodies, which included the Consultative Council, Administrative Councils, District Councils, and Village and Tribal Councils.