No 46



Bahrain Forms New Government

King Hamad of Bahrain announced a new government on 11 November with most of the posts unchanged. Six new ministers were appointed in the 24-member cabinet, including a former opposition figure. The appointment of a new government follows elections that took place in late October and early November for representatives to the islands first parliament since 1973. King Hamad came to power in 1999 following the death of his father...