It will be interesting to see how this succession of power affects he nation. It certainly would not be too much of a surprise considering Abdullah's age, so I expect Salman is pretty well prepared. I do wonder though, if he Saudi people are happy with their government or if they will be taking this opportunity to try to make changes.
The new king has promised to continue in a straight line. Everyone took in a sharp breath when the king died because Saudi Arabia is the United State's one Middle Eastern ally in the fight against Isis. It seems that the transfer of power has been seamless thus far and I hope that all remains well for the country, especially during this time of mourning.