Bahrain's King asks his uncle to form government

The King had ordered bin Salman to form a new cabinet and oversee government work until the formation of the new cabinet, Bahrain's royal court said in a statement

Bahrain's King asks his uncle to form government

World Bulletin/News Desk

Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on Sunday reappointed his uncle Khalifa bin Salman as prime minister, a short time after he had submitted his cabinet's resignation following the announcement of Bahrain's general elections results.

The King had ordered bin Salman to form a new cabinet and oversee government work until the formation of the new cabinet, Bahrain's royal court said in a statement.

Bin Salman submitted his cabinet's resignation to King Hamad earlier on Sunday, following the announcement of the results of the general elections.

In a letter he sent to his uncle, King Hamad asked him to formulate an action plan to ensure progress in furthering democracy, cooperation between the government and parliament as well as the fight against corruption, the official Bahraini news agency quoted the royal court as saying in the statement.

The final results of Bahrain's parliamentary elections - which took place over two rounds earlier this month - were announced on Sunday.

The vast majority of parliament's 40 seats went for independent candidates.

Voter turnout during the elections reached 52.6 percent, according to Justice Minister Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa.

Bahrain has been rocked by political unrest since 2011, but the authorities blame the Shiite opposition for the turmoil.

 

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