List of political parties in Bahrain

Political parties are illegal in Bahrain but operate as de facto political parties under the term political societies. Political societies in Bahrain range from the communist left to the Islamist right.

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Pro-government parties
Name (English) Name (Arabic) Acronym Leader Political positions & ideologies
Al-Asalah Islamic Society جمعية الأصالة الإسلامية Asalah Ghanim Al-Buaneen Right-wing

Islamism

Salafism

Al-Menbar Islamic Society جمعية المنبر الوطني الإسلامي - Ali Ahmed Abdulla Islamism
National Justice Movement حركة العدالة الوطنية - Abdullah Hashem Centre-left

Secularism

Arab nationalism

Al Meethaq جمعية ميثاق العمل الوطني - - Liberalism
Economists Bloc كتلة الاقتصاديون - - Liberalism
Opposition Parties
Name (English) Name (Arabic) Acronym Leader Political positions & ideologies
National Liberation Front – Bahrain جبهة التحرير الوطني—البحرين NLF - Far-left

Communism

Marxism-Leninism

Republicanism

Progressive Democratic Tribune جمعية المنبر الديمقراطي التقدمي PDT Hassan Madan Far-left

Market socialism

Market socialism

Arab nationalism

Nationalist Democratic Assembly Al-Tajamu'u Al-Qawmi Al-Dimuqratiyah

التجمع القومي الديمقراطي

NDA Hassan Ali Ba'athism
Bahrain Freedom Movement Harakat Ahrar al-Bahrayn

حركة أحرار البحرين الإسلامية

BFM Saeed al-Shehabi Islamism

Constitutionalism

Haq Movement حركة حق حركة الحريات والديمقراطية HM Hasan Mushaima Constitutionalism
February 14 Youth Coalition إئتلاف شباب ثورة 14 فبراير The Coalition

الإئتلاف

Anonymous activists Democracy

Social justice

Free and fair elections

Shabeeba Society of Bahrain جمعية الشبيبة البحرينية - - -
Defunct and outlawed parties
Name (English) Name (Arabic) Acronym Leader Political positions & ideologies
Al Wefaq National Islamic Society Jam'iyat al-Wifaq al-Watani al-Islamiyah

جمعية الوفاق الوطني الإسلامية

Al-Wefaq Shaikh Hussain Al Daihi Islamism
National Democratic Action Society جمعية العمل الوطني الديمقراطي NDLA

Wa'ad

وعد

Fouad Seyadi Left-wing

Arab nationalism

Socialism

Hizb ut-Tahrir Hizb at-Tahrir HT Ata Abu Rashta Islamism

Caliphalism

Islamic Action Society Jamʿiyah al-ʿAmal al-ʾIslami

جمعية العمل الإسلامي

Amal

أمل

Muħammad Ali al-Mahfuo Islamism

Wilāyat al-Faqīh

Popular Front for the Liberation of Bahrain الجبهة الشعبية لتحرير البحرين PFLB Abdulrahman al-Nuaimi Arab nationalism

Marxism–Leninism

Islamic Front for the Liberation of Bahrain الجبهة الإسلامية لتحرير البحرين IFLB - Shia Islamism

Wilayat al Faqih

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