Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa

Prime Minister of Bahrain

His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa (20 November 1935 – 11 November 2020) was a Bahraini royal and politician. He was the unelected 1st Prime Minister of Bahrain from 1971 until his death in 2020.[1] He was the longest-serving prime minister in the world.[2]

HRH Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa
صاحب السمو الملكي الأمير خليفة بن سلمان آل خليفة
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Prime Minister of Bahrain
In office
16 December 1971 – 11 November 2020
MonarchIsa bin Salman Al Khalifa
Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
DeputyJawad Al-Arrayedh
Muhammad bin Mubarak bin Hamad Al Khalifah
Preceded byPosition created
Succeeded bySalman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
Personal details
Born(1935-11-20)20 November 1935
Jasra, Kingdom of Bahrain
Died11 November 2020(2020-11-11) (aged 84)
Rochester, Minnesota, U.S.
Spouse(s)HH Sheikha Hessa bint Ali Al Khalifa
Children4

Khalifa is the uncle of the King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.[3]

Khalifa died at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota on 11 November 2020, just two weeks before his 85th birthday.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "H.R.H. the Prime Minister". Archived from the original on 2019-11-09. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  2. Pike, John. "Bahrain - Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa". www.globalsecurity.org. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  3. "Royal Rivalry: Bahrain's Ruling Family and the Island's Political Crisis". www.washingtoninstitute.org. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  4. "Bahrain's longest serving prime minister, Prince Khalifa Al Khalifa, dies at 84". CNN. November 11, 2020.