His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has been elected as the next UAE president by the Federal Supreme Council.
Over the weekend, a council meeting was held at Al Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, where Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed was unanimously elected as President of the UAE.
All rulers from each of the seven emirates were present at the meeting as Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed was elected into his new position.
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Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed’s election as president comes after the passing of his elder brother, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Sheikh Khalifa, who was also the Ruler of Abu Dhabi, had been President of the UAE since 2004, following the passing of his father, the late Sheikh Zayed Al Nayhan, the Father of the UAE.
Sheikh Khalifa was born in 1948 and was the eldest son of the late Sheikh Zayed.
Per WAM, following his election as President of the UAE, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed “expressed his appreciation for the precious trust placed in him… to bear the responsibility of this great trust and to fulfill its tasks of serving his country and people”.
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