Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was elected the new president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday.
The 61-year-old becomes the country’s third president, after succeeding Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who passed away on Friday at the age of 73, reports the Khaleej Times.
Sheikh Mohamed, who is also the Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, was elected by the United States Federal Supreme Council.
He will hold office for a term of five years before being re-elected.
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