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Constitutional Framework

Since the 18th century, the head of the Al Khalifa, the country's ruling family, has assumed the title of Amir. A constitution promulgated in 2002 established Bahrain as a constitutional hereditary monarchy whose head of state is now titled king. Under the new constitution the executive is composed of a prime minister, who is head of the government, and a Council of Ministers, all of whom are appointed by the king. The legislative branch consists of two houses: a 40-member Consultative Council that is also appointed by the king and a 40-member Chamber of Deputies that is elected by universal adult suffrage.

Rulers of Bahrain

Rulers of Bahrain Since 1783  
Ahmad Al Fateh 1783-1796
Abdullah bin Ahmad Al Khalifa 1796-1843
Salman bin Ahmad Al Khalifa 1796-1825
Khalifah bin Salman Al Khalifa 1825-1834
Muhammad bin Khalifa Al Khalifa 1834-1869
Muhammad bin Abdullah Al Khalifa 1869
Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa 1869-1932
Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa 1932-1942
Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa 1942-1961
Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa 1961-1999
Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa 1999 to date


Page Last Updated: 11 Sep, 2017