Sheikh Mohamed Bin Al Zayed Elected UAE President

INTERNATIONAL

The United Arab Emirate's federal supreme council elected Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the president of UAE. He was elected by the Federal Supreme Council. The rulers of the United Arab Emirates’ seven sheikhdoms made the decision at a meeting. It comes after the death of President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The vote is unanimous among the rulers of the country’s sheikhdoms. Sheikh Mohamed is one of the Arab world’s most powerful leaders. 

  Abu Dhabi, which holds most of the Gulf state’s oil wealth, has held the presidency since the founding of the UAE federation by Sheikh Khalifa’s father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, in 1971. The UAE as a whole is observing a three-day mourning period which will see businesses shut across the country and performances halted in Sheikh Khalifa's honour.

 

   Important Points for the exam:

  • The United Arab Emirate's federal supreme council elected Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the president of UAE.
  • The rulers of the United Arab Emirates’ seven sheikhdoms made the decision at a meeting.
  •  It comes after the death of President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
  • The UAE as a whole is observing a three-day mourning period which will see businesses shut across the country.

   Facts to Know:

  • UAE is a federation of seven emirates - Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al-Quwain, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah
  • Capital: Abu Dhabi
  • Currency: United Arab Emirates dirham
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