His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the King of the country, may God protect and care for him, sponsored with his generous patronage, the opening of the third session of the fifth legislative session of the Shura and Representatives Council, which was held via video call in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince Deputy Supreme Commander, First Deputy Prime Minister.
The Kingdom of Bahrain was known for its democracy since its first inception were it was an integral part of the approach of rulers who succeeded to rule in it. It was the first experience of the democratic movement in Bahrain during the reign of Sheikh Isa bin Salman bin Ali Al Khalifa in the thirties of the last century through the establishment of the Shura Council in Bahrain, which represents an important era in the history of Bahrain.
And, when His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the King of the country, assumed the reins of power in the country, he carried with His Majesty a basic desire to involve the people in the decision-making process. Therefore, His Majesty launched his ambitious project represented in the National Action Charter, which carried His Majesty's vision of representative work and effective democracy in Bahrain.
Then, the National Council acquired its legal basis. After the National Action Charter was approved, the legislative and oversight work in Bahrain has become a basic body through which it works and derives its strength from it. Accordingly, the National Council consists of the Shura Council and the Parliament. This resulted in forming a fixed legislative basis for the legislative process and oversight in Bahrain.