The imprisoned Secretary General of Al-Wefaq, Sheikh Ali Salman, has stated in 2013 that one of the negotiating pillars regarding the future government is to establish a“ political will that would enable  “the people to elect their own government ”. It is necessary  to recognize the oppositions perspective in the context of today’s discussions on the future of the Government of Bahrain, particularly due to the vague health situation of the Prime Minister, Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa regardless of its negative or positive developments.

     On November 20, 2019, the King of Bahrain, Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, visited his 84 years old uncle, Prime Minister -Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, at the Bahrain Defense Force Hospital (Military Hospital) to follow up on his health  conditions . The visit came after the absenteeism of Sheikh Khalifa from the cabinet sessions and social scene for nearly two months. His absenteeism has led to the prevalence of conflicting and contradicting speculations of the vague health status of the oldest Prime Minister in the world(born in 1935). The official Bahrain News Agency (BNA) did not publish a picture of the visit, which was expected by citizens and observers for numerous reasons.

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