Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed: Who is the new president of the UAE?

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was elected president of the Emirates, according to the official Emirates News Agency.

Today, the agency reported that the Supreme Council of the Union unanimously elected Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as president.

According to the Emirates News Agency, the Council held a meeting today at Al Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi, headed by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

This comes a day after the death of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who has been the country’s president since 2004. Who is Mohammed bin Zayed?

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