Prime Minister of Bahrain

Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain
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Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa

since 19 January 1970
ResidenceAl-Qudaibiya Palace (Head office)
AppointerMonarch of Bahrain
Inaugural holderKhalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa
Formation19 January 1970[1]
SalaryBD 7,500 per month[2]
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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 be an elected member of the Council of Representatives.

Bahrain has had only one Prime Minister since the country's independence, Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the paternal uncle of the reigning King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa is the Deputy King, Crown Prince,[3] heir apparent and since March 2013 has been First Deputy Prime Minister.[4] He is also the deputy Supreme Commander of the Bahrain Defense 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)

No. Name
Portrait Term of office
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Sheikh
Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa


Khalifa ibn Salman Al Khalifa.jpg 19 January 1970 Incumbent 50 years, 228 days

See also


  1. ^ [CIA World Factbook 1999]
  2. ^ "Bahraini ministers to get salary increases if new scheme endorsed - GulfNews.com". 12 August 2018. Archived from the original on 12 August 2018.
  3. ^ http://www.bna.bh/portal/en/news/752345
  4. ^ Kerr, Simeon (11 March 2013). "Bahrain crown prince given political role". Financial Times. Dubai. Retrieved 17 April 2013.

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