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Prince of Bahrain becomes prime minister

12.11.2020 82 просмотров

The King of Bahrain has appointed the Crown Prince as the country's new prime minister.

The Crown Prince of Bahrain, Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, was appointed as the country's new prime minister on Wednesday. According to the Sky News-Arabia TV channel, the corresponding decree was issued by King Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

The former head of the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa died last morning in an American clinic where he was undergoing treatment, two weeks short of his 85th birthday. He was born on November 24, 1935, was the second son of King Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa and his wife Moza bint Hamad Al Khalifa.

The ex-premier was appointed to his post on August 15, 1971, the day after the independence of Bahrain, and led the government until his death. He became a long-liver in this post, holding it for almost five decades, and is rightly considered the record holder for the time spent in the prime minister's chair. He played a significant role in building the state administration and modernizing the kingdom. In accordance with the 2002 constitution, part of his powers passed to the king, who received the right to appoint and dismiss ministers. Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa was the richest member of the ruling family and one of the biggest businessmen in the kingdom.

As for his relatively young successor, heir to the throne Prince Salman was born on October 21, 1969. He is the eldest son of the King and his first wife, Sabika bint Ibrahim. Now he is 51 years old, he received his title of crown prince in May 1999, since March 2013 he was appointed First Deputy Prime Minister and, in fact, has been running the government lately. Married, has 4 children.

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