Cabinet of Bahrain

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The Cabinet of Bahrain is the chief executive body of the Kingdom of Bahrain. According to Article 32 (b) of the 2002 Constitution, "executive authority is vested in the King together with the Council of Ministers and Ministers". The Council of Ministers (Cabinet) is appointed directly by the King (Article 33d).

Bahrain has had only one Prime Minister since the country's independence in 1971, Khalifah ibn Sulman al-Khalifah, the uncle of the reigning King Hamad ibn Isa al-Khalifah. As of 2010, roughly half of the cabinet ministers have been selected from the Al Khalifa family,[1] including the Minister of Defence, Minister of Interior, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Finance, and Minister of Justice and Islamic Affairs.

In February 2011, four ministers were dropped, two added and some portfolios shifted:

The ministers dropped in the cabinet reshuffle included Minister of Health Dr Faisal Al Hamar, Minister of Housing Shaikh Ibrahim bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Minister of Electricity and Water Fahmi Al Jowder and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Shaikh Ahmed bin Attiyatallah Al Khalifa. The Ministry of Housing was given to current Labour Minister Dr Majeed Al Alwai, while the Ministry of Labour was given to Undersecretary of Labour Dr Jameel Humadan. The Ministry of Health was given to current Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr Nazar Al Baharna. Executive Chairman of Operation at the Bahrain Development Board Kamal Ahmed was given the post of Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs. The Ministry of Oil and Gas joined the Electricity and Water Authority and was named the Ministry of Energy under Minister of Oil and Gas Dr Abdulhussain bin Ali Mirza.

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In March 2013, Crown Prince Salman was appointed first deputy prime minister.[3]

Cabinet members[edit]

Incumbent Office Website Since
Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa Prime Minister 1971
Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa First Deputy Prime Minister March 2013
Muhammad ibn Mubarak Al Khalifah Deputy Prime Minister
Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa Deputy Prime Minister
Jawad Al Arrayedh Deputy Prime Minister
Khalid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa Deputy Prime Minister
Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al Mutawa Minister of State for Follow-up Affairs
Dr. Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa Minister of State for Defense Affairs
Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Al Fadhel Minister of Shura Council and Parliament Affairs
Lt. Gen. Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa Minister of Interior www.interior.gov.bh
Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa Minister of Foreign Affairs www.mofa.gov.bh
Hassan bin Abdulla Fakhro Minister of Industry and Commerce www.moic.gov.bh
Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Minister of State for Communications www.iaa.bh
Basim bin Yacob Al Hamer Minister of Housing www.housing.gov.bh March 2011
Sadiq bin Abdulkarim Al Shahabi Minister of Health www.health.gov.bh
Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Minister of Finance www.mof.gov.bh 2005
Majid bin Ali Al Nuaimi Minister of Education www.moe.gov.bh
Jameel Humadan Minister of Labour www.mol.gov.bh February 2011
Abdulhussain bin Ali Mirza Minister of Energy 2006
Fatima bint Mohammed Al Balooshi Minister of Social Development www.social.gov.bh 2005
Kamal Ahmed Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs February 2011
Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa Minister of Justice and Islamic Affairs www.moj.gov.bh
Ghanim bin Fadhl Al Buainain Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
Salah bin Ali Mohammed Minister of State for Human Rights
Sameera bint Ibrahim Rajab Minister of State for Information
Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa Minister of Culture www.moc.gov.bh
Fatima bint Mohammed Al Balooshi Minister of Health www.moh.gov.bh February 2011
Juma bin Ahmed Al Kaabi Minister of Municipal Affairs and Urban Planning websrv.municipality.gov.bh
Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf Minister of Works www.works.gov.bh
Maj. Gen. Adel bin Khalifa Al-Fadhel Minister of State for Interior Affairs

Previous Cabinet[edit]

Incumbent Office Website Since
Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa Prime Minister 1971
Muhammad ibn Mubarak ibn Hamad Al Khalifah Deputy Prime Minister
Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa Deputy Prime Minister
Jawad bin Salem Al Arrayed Deputy Prime Minister
Khalid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa Deputy Prime Minister
Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al Mutawa Minister of State for Follow-up Affairs
Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa Minister of State for Defense Affairs
Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Al Fadhel Minister of Shura Council and Parliament Affairs
Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa Minister of Interior
Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa Minister of Foreign Affairs www.mofa.gov.bh
Hassan bin Abdullah Fakhro Minister of Industry and Commerce
Fahmi bin Ali Al Jowder Minister for Electricity and Water Affairs
Ibrahim bin Khalifa Al Khalifa Minister of Housing
Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Minister of Finance
Majid bin Ali Al Nuaimi Minister of Education
Majeed Al Alawi Minister of Labour
Abdulhussain bin Ali Mirza Minister of Oil and Gas Affairs
Fatima bint Mohammed Al Balooshi Minister of Social Development
Ahmed bin Ateyatalla Al Khalifa Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs
Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa Minister of Justice and Islamic Affairs
Nazar Al Baharna Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
Mai Bint Mohammed Al Khalifa Minister of Culture
Faisal Al Hamar Minister of Health
Juma bin Ahmed Al Kaabi Minister of Municipal Affairs and Urban Planning
Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf Minister of Works

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bahrain Shia demand cabinet change, Aljazeera.net, 5 March 2010
  2. ^ King Hamad drops four ministers, Khaleej Times, 27 February 2011
  3. ^ Kerr, Simeon (11 March 2013). "Bahrain crown prince given political role". Financial Times (Dubai). Retrieved 17 April 2013. 

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