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Cabinet of Bahrain
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 two Prime Ministers since the country's independence in 1971, Khalifah ibn Sulman al-Khalifah, the uncle of the reigning King Hamad ibn Isa al-Khalifah. Khalifah ibn Sulman al-Khalifah died on 11 November 2020, and was succeeded by the King's son, Crown Prince Salman. As of 2010, roughly half of the cabinet ministers have been selected from the Al Khalifa family,[1] 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.[2]
In March 2013, Crown Prince Salman was appointed first deputy prime minister.[3]
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. [4][5]
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. [6] [7]
Cabinet members
The current Cabinet was appointed on 4 December 2018:[8]
IncumbentOfficeWebsiteSince
Prince Salman bin Hamad Al KhalifaCrown Prince, Prime Minister11 November 2020
Shaikh Muhammad bin Mubarak Al KhalifaDeputy Prime Minister26 September 2005
Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa Al KhalifaDeputy Prime Minister26 September 2005
Jawad AlArrayedhDeputy Prime Minister11 December 2006
Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al KhalifaDeputy Prime Minister2 November 2010
Ministers
Mohammed bin Ibrahim AlMutawaMinister of Cabinet Affairs30 September 2015
Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al KhalifaMinister of Interior
www.interior.gov.bh
22 May 2004
Abdullatif bin Rashid AlZayaniMinister of Foreign Affairs
www.mofa.gov.bh
11 February 2020
Zayed bin Rashid AlZayaniMinister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism
www.moic.gov.bh
6 December 2014
Basim bin Yacoub AlHamerMinister of Housing
www.housing.gov.bh
23 March 2011
Faeqa bint Saeed AlSalehMinister of Health
www.health.gov.bh
30 September 2015
Shaikh Salman bin Khalifa Al KhalifaMinister of Finance and National Economy
www.mofne.gov.bh
4 December 2018
Majid bin Ali AlNuaimiMinister of Education
www.moe.gov.bh
11 November 2002
Jameel bin Mohammad Ali HumaidanMinister of Labour and Social Development
www.mlsd.gov.bh
6 December 2014
Wael bin Nasser AlMubarakMinister of Electricity and Water Affairs
www.ewa.bh
5 October 2019
Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al KhalifaMinister of Oil
www.noga.gov.bh
3 June 2016
Kamal bin Ahmed MohammedMinister of Transportation and Telecommunications
www.mtt.gov.bh
6 December 2014
Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al KhalifaMinister of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Waqf
www.moj.gov.bh
11 September 2006
Abdulla bin Hasan AlNuaimiMinister of Defence Affairs4 December 2018
Essam bin Abdulla KhalafMinister of Works, Municipalities and Urban Planning
www.works.gov.bh
2 November 2010
Ali bin Mohammed AlRumaihiMinister of Information Affairs
www.mia.gov.bh
4 March 2016
Ghanim bin Fadhl AlBuainainMinister of Parliament Affairs6 December 2014
Aymen bin Tawfeeq AlMoayedMinister of Youth and Sports Affairs
www.mys.gov.bh
4 December 2018
Previous Cabinet
IncumbentOfficeWebsiteSince
Khalifa bin Salman Al KhalifaPrime Minister1971
Salman bin Hamad Al KhalifaFirst Deputy Prime MinisterMarch 2013
Muhammad ibn Mubarak Al KhalifahDeputy Prime Minister
Ali bin Khalifa Al KhalifaDeputy Prime Minister
Jawad Al ArrayedhDeputy Prime Minister
Khalid bin Abdullah Al KhalifaDeputy Prime Minister
Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al MutawaMinister of State for Follow-up Affairs
Mohammed bin Abdullah Al KhalifaMinister of State for Defense Affairs
Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Al FadhelMinister of Shura Council and Parliament Affairs
Rashid bin Abdullah Al KhalifaMinister of Interior
www.interior.gov.bh
Khalid bin Ahmed Al KhalifaMinister of Foreign Affairs
www.mofa.gov.bh
Hassan bin Abdulla FakhroMinister of Industry and Commerce
www.moic.gov.bh
Fawaz bin Mohammed Al KhalifaMinister of State for Communications
www.iaa.bh
Basim bin Yacob Al HamerMinister of Housing
www.housing.gov.bh
March 2011
Sadiq bin Abdulkarim Al ShahabiMinister of Health
www.health.gov.bh
Ahmed bin Mohammed Al KhalifaMinister of Finance
www.mof.gov.bh
2005
Majid bin Ali Al NuaimiMinister of Education
www.moe.gov.bh
Jameel HumadanMinister of Labour
www.mol.gov.bh
February 2011
Abdulhussain bin Ali MirzaMinister of Energy2006
Fatima bint Mohammed Al BalooshiMinister of Social Development
www.social.gov.bh
2005
Kamal bin Ahmed MohammedMinister of State for Cabinet AffairsFebruary 2011
Khalid bin Ali Al KhalifaMinister of Justice and Islamic Affairs
www.moj.gov.bh
Ghanim bin Fadhl Al BuainainMinister of State for Foreign Affairs
Salah bin Ali MohammedMinister of State for Human Rights
Sameera bint Ibrahim RajabMinister of State for Information
Mai bint Mohammed Al KhalifaMinister of Culture
www.moc.gov.bh
Fatima bint Mohammed Al BalooshiMinister of Health
www.moh.gov.bh
February 2011
Juma bin Ahmed Al KaabiMinister of Municipal Affairs and Urban Planning
websrv​.municipality​.gov​.bh
Essam bin Abdulla KhalafMinister of Works
www.works.gov.bh
Adel bin Khalifa Al FadhelMinister of State for Interior Affairs
References
  1. ^ Bahrain Shia demand cabinet change, Aljazeera.net, 5 March 2010
  2. ^ King Hamad drops four ministers, Khaleej Times, 27 February 2011
  3. ^ Kerr, Simeon (11 March 2013). "Bahrain crown prince given political role". Financial Times. Dubai. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  4. ^ http://bna.bh/portal/en/news/644429
  5. ^ http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=391453
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-11. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-12. Retrieved 2016-06-17.
  8. ^ HM King issues royal decree forming the cabinet
External links
Cabinet, Kingdom of Bahrain
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