Prime Minister of Bahrain
|Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain|
|Inaugural holder||Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa|
|Formation||16 December 1971|
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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.
Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa is the Deputy King, Crown Prince, heir apparent and since March 2013 has been First Deputy Prime Minister. 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)
|Portrait||Term of office||Time in office|
Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa
|17 December 1971||Incumbent||47 years, 11 days|
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