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King of Bahrain


Hamad ibn Isa Al KhalifahHamad ibn Isa Al Khalifah

Date of Birth: 28 January 1949
Birth Place: Riffa, Bahrain
Royal House: Al-Khalifa
Arrival in Power: 6 March 1999
Religion: Sunni Muslim
Profession: Noble

Biography:


Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa was born in Riffa, Bahrain in 1948. He is the son of the former Emir Isa ibn Salman Al Khalifah. His education includes stays at military colleges in the United Kingdom and the United States. He succeeded his father in 1999, he implemented some major reforms including giving women the right to vote, releasing political prisoners and having elections for parliament. He is also opposed to the United States' invasion of Iraq.



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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamad_ibn_Isa_Al_Khalifa

Updated on: December 2, 2011

 

 

Prime Minister of Bahrain


Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa

Date of Birth: 22 November 1936
Birth Place: NA
Political Party: None
Arrival in Power: 16 December 1971
Religion: Sunni Muslim
Profession: NA

Biography:


Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa was born in 1936. He is the uncle of the current King of Bahrain. He was named prime minister in 1970 by the current king's father, this makes him the prime minister who has been in office the longest without being elected.



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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khalifah_ibn_Sulman_Al_Khalifah

Updated on: December 2, 2011