Prime Minister of Bahrain

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain
Emblem of Bahrain.svg
Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa

since 16 December 1971
AppointerThe King
Inaugural holderKhalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa
Formation16 December 1971
Emblem of Bahrain.svg
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Administrative divisions (governorates)
Flag of Bahrain.svg Bahrain portal

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,[1] heir apparent and since March 2013 has been First Deputy Prime Minister.[2] 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.

Prime Ministers of Bahrain (1971–present)[edit]

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


Khalifa ibn Salman Al Khalifa.jpg 17 December 1971 Incumbent 47 years, 11 days

See also[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ Kerr, Simeon (11 March 2013). "Bahrain crown prince given political role". Financial Times. Dubai. Retrieved 17 April 2013.