Mohamed bin Zayed elected president of the UAE to succeed Sheikh Khalifa

The Supreme Council of the Union in the United Arab Emirates elected Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed as President of the State to succeed Khalifa bin Zayed, who died Friday at the age of 74, and was buried on the same day.

This came after a meeting held by the Council on Saturday at Al Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi, chaired by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs stated that, according to Article 51 of the constitution, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was unanimously elected President of the United Arab Emirates, according to the Emirates News Agency.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed expressed his appreciation for the precious trust placed in him by the sheikhs, members of the Supreme Council of the Union, and the rulers of the Emirates.

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