Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed elected President of the United Arab Emirates

CAIRO, May 14 (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates’ Federal National Council on Saturday elected Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan as its president, state news agency WAM reported.

Nicknamed “MBZ”, he succeeds his half-brother Sheikh Khalifa ben Zayed al Nahyane, whose death was announced on Friday. (Enas Alashray; French version Nicolas Delame)

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