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Prime Minister of Bahrain

Prime Minister of the
Kingdom of Bahrain
رئيس وزراء البحرين
Emblem of Bahrain.svg
Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa.jpg
Incumbent
Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa

since 11 November 2020
Typehead of government
ResidenceAl-Qudaibiya Palace (Head office)
AppointerMonarch of Bahrain
Formation19 January 1970
First holderKhalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa
DeputyDeputy Prime Minister
SalaryBD 7,500 per month

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 to be an elected member of the Council of Representatives.

Bahrain has had only two Prime Ministers since the country's independence, Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the paternal uncle of the reigning King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the crown prince. Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa died on 11th November 2020.

Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa was the Deputy King, Crown Prince, heir apparent and since March 2013 has been First Deputy Prime Minister. He was 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.

List of officeholders (1970–present)

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Khalifa ibn Salman Al Khalifa (cropped).jpg Sheikh
Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa
خليفة بن سلمان آل خليفة
(1935–2020)
10 January 1970 11 November 2020
(Died in office)
50 years, 306 days
2 Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa (cropped).jpg Prince
Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa
سلمان بن حمد آل خليفة
(born 1969)
11 November 2020 Incumbent 2 years, 6 days

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