Rulers of Bahrain

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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
Year

Ahmad Al Fateh

1783-1796

Salman bin Ahmad Al Khalifa

1796-1825

Abdullah bin Ahmad Al Khalifa

1796-1843

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: 12 Jul, 2018