(Reuters) - Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa has named crown prince Salman al-Khalifa as the new prime minister, the state news agency reported on Wednesday, citing a royal decree.
The decree takes effect immediately, it reported.
Bahrain’s late Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman al Khalifa died earlier on Wednesday.
Reporting by Alaa Swilam; Editing by Hugh Lawson
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