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, 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.
In March 2013, Crown Prince Salman was appointed first deputy prime minister.
In December 2014, a cabinet reshuffle was made for the fourth legislative term. This reshuffle saw the removal of Ministers of State, the removal of the Ministry of Culture, also 11 previous ministers were removed from their posts and 4 new ministers were added. Some portfolio changes were made as well. 
In March and June 2016, minor reshuffling was made again. The Ministry of Information Affairs and Shura Council and House of Representative Affairs was split into two separate Ministries, viz., the Ministry of Information Affairs and the Ministry of Parliament Affairs, and the Ministry of Energy was split into two separate Ministries, viz., the Ministry of Electricity and Water Affairs and the Ministry of Oil respectively.  
|Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa||Prime Minister||1971|
|Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa||First Deputy Prime Minister||March 2013|
|Muhammad ibn Mubarak Al Khalifa||Deputy Prime Minister||29 September 2005|
|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 for Cabinet Affairs|
|Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa||Minister of Interior||www
|Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa||Minister of Foreign Affairs||www
||26 September 2005|
|Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani||Minister of Industry and Commerce and Tourism||www
|Basim bin Yacoub Al-Hamer||Minister of Housing||www
|Faeqa bint Saeed Al Saleh||Minister of Health||www
|Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa||Minister of Finance||www
|Majid bin Ali Al-Nuaimi||Minister of Education||www
|Jameel bin Mohammad Ali Humaidan||Minister of Labour and Social Development||www
|Abdulhussain bin Ali Mirza||Minister of Electricity and Water Affairs||www
|Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa||Minister of Oil||www
|Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed||Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications||2014|
|Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa||Minister of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowment||www
|Yusuf bin Ahmed Al Jalahma||Minister for Defence Affairs||2014|
|Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf||Minister of Works, Municipalities and Urban Planning||www
|Ali bin Mohammed Al-Rumaihi||Minister of Information Affairs||www
|Ghanim bin Fadhl Al-Buainain||Minister of Parliament Affairs||2016|
- Bahrain Shia demand cabinet change, Aljazeera.net, 5 March 2010
- King Hamad drops four ministers, Khaleej Times, 27 February 2011
- Kerr, Simeon (11 March 2013). "Bahrain crown prince given political role". Financial Times. Dubai. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-12. Retrieved 2016-06-17.
- Cabinet, Kingdom of Bahrain