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National Action Charter of Bahrain

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National Action Charter of Bahrain

25 February 2001 (2001-02-25)

Votes %
Yes 191,790 98.41%
No 3,098 1.59%
Valid votes 194,888 99.30%
Invalid or blank votes 1,374 0.70%
Total votes 196,262 100.00%
Registered voters/turnout 217,579 90.2%

The National Action Charter of Bahrain (Arabic: ميثاق العمل الوطني في البحرين) is a document put forward by King Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifah of Bahrain in 2001 in order to end the popular 1990s Uprising and return the country to constitutional rule. It was approved in a national referendum in 2001, in which 98.4% of the voters voted in favor of the document.


The referendum took place on 14 and 15 February. Voter turnout was 90.2%, with 98.41% voting in favour.[1][2] With a total population of 620,500, around 35.1% had voted in the referendum.[3]


Valid votes194,88899.30
Invalid/blank votes1,3740.70
Total votes196,262100.00
Registered voters/turnout217,57990.20


  1. ^ Bahrain: Referendum on Government Structure Elections Today, Spring 2001, p26
  2. ^ "Country Theme: Elections: Bahrain". UNDP-Programme on Governance in the Arab Region. 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-05-10. Retrieved 2011-02-09.
  3. ^ Nohlen et al., 2001, p.54