Prime Minister of Bahrain

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Prime Minister of the
Kingdom of Bahrain
رئيس وزراء البحرين
Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa
since 11 November 2020
Typehead of government
ResidenceAl-Qudaibiya Palace (Head office)
AppointerMonarch of Bahrain
Formation19 January 1970[1]
First holderKhalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa
DeputyDeputy Prime Minister
SalaryBD 7,500 per month[2]

In Bahrain, the prime minister is the head of government of the country. According to the Constitution of Bahrain, the prime minister is appointed directly by the King, and needs not to be an elected member of the Council of Representatives.

Bahrain has had only two prime ministers since the country's independence, Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the paternal uncle of the reigning king Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the crown prince. Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa died on 11 November 2020.[3]

Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa was the deputy king, crown prince,[4] heir apparent and since March 2013 has been First Deputy Prime Minister.[5] He was also the deputy supreme commander of the Bahrain Defence Force. There are also four deputy prime ministers: Muhammad ibn Mubarak ibn Hamad Al Khalifah, Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Khalid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, and Jawad Al Arrayed.

List of officeholders (1970–present)[edit]

No. Portrait Name
Term of office
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Sheikh
Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa
خليفة بن سلمان آل خليفة
10 January 1970 11 November 2020
(Died in office)
50 years, 306 days
2 Prince
Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa
سلمان بن حمد آل خليفة
(born 1969)
11 November 2020 Incumbent 2 years, 321 days

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [CIA World Factbook 1999]
  2. ^ "Bahraini ministers to get salary increases if new scheme endorsed -". 12 August 2018. Archived from the original on 12 August 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Bahrain's long-serving PM Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa dies". Al Jazeera Media Network. 11 November 2020. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  4. ^ "عن بنا | وكالة أنباء البحرين".
  5. ^ Kerr, Simeon (11 March 2013). "Bahrain crown prince given political role". Financial Times. Dubai. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  6. ^ Hubbard, Ben (11 November 2020). "Khalifa Bin Salman al-Khalifa, Leader of Bahrain's Government, Dies at 84". The New York Times Company. Retrieved 12 November 2020.

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