DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Rulers within the United Arab Emirates introduced Saturday that they appointed Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan because the president of this hereditarily dominated nation on the Arabian Peninsula.
The state-run WAM information company stated the rulers of the nation’s seven sheikhdoms made the choice at a gathering held in Al Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi.
It comes after the late President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan died Friday. The transition of energy marks solely the third time this US-allied nation of seven sheikhdoms has chosen a president since changing into an impartial nation in 1971.
WAM described the vote as unanimously among the many rulers of the nation’s sheikhdoms, which additionally contains the skyscraper-studded metropolis of Dubai.
“We congratulate him, and we pledge allegiance to him, and our folks pledge allegiance to him,” Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, stated on Twitter after the vote. “The entire nation is led by him to take it on the paths of glory and honor, God prepared.”