Bahrain Makes New Flag Decorated With Royal Crown, Dissolves Shura Council
The King of Bahrain Sheikh Hamad bin Issa Al-Khalifa issued a royal order on Saturday to make a new flag for the country under the monarchy.
The Bahrain news agency said the new flag would be adorned with the golden royal crown and colored in red and white.
The new flag, symbolizing establishment of the royal system, would be hoisted atop all royal palaces, decorate the king's cars, airports and ports.
Meanwhile, King Hamad issued an order for dissolving the Shura council and revoking a previous decree stipulating its establishment. The order stipulated dissolving the council and assigning the premier to carry out the order, effective immediately. The order will be published in the Gazette.
On Thursday, Hamad declared the Kingdom of Bahrain and adopted the amended constitution which calls for a better representation of the people in a bi-cameral Parliament. The legislative elections will be held on October 24.
Municipal elections will be on May 9. The announcements by the King were made on the first anniversary of the endorsement by referendum of the National Charter for the modernisation of the institutions and constitutional reforms. (Albawaba.com)
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