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Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed elected as UAE’s president

United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan arrives in Downing Street ahead of bilateral talks with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, on September 16, 2021 in London, England. — AFP 

ABU DHABI: The UAE’s long-time de facto ruler Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was elected as president on Saturday, official media said, a day after the death of former leader Sheikh Khalifa.

Sheikh Mohamed was elected by the Federal Supreme Council, WAM news agency said, after years of calling the shots from behind the scenes while his half-brother Sheikh Khalifa was sidelined by poor health.

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