The King of Bahrain has appointed a Jewish woman and a Christian woman to the nation’s 40-member lower chamber of parliament. The new Jewish member of the house, Nancy Khadhori, will replace a prior Jewish member, Huda Nono, who left to become Bahrain’s first female Jewish Ambassador to the United States. Prior to Nono’s tenure in the parliament, the seat was filled by her cousin Ibrahim,
According to the state-controlled BNA
news agency, King Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa retained the Speaker, Ali Saleh Al Saleh, as well as 30 of the 40 members of the outgoing Shura or Consultative Council.