Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan becomes UAE’s president

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Rulers durante the United Arab Emirates on Saturday unanimously appoduranteted Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Mohammed bdurante Zayed Al Nahyan as the autocratic nation’s president, signalduranteg both unity and stability durante this key energy-rich country that hosts Western militaries.

The ascension of Sheikh Mohammed, 61, had been expected after the death Friday of his half-brother and the UAE’s president, Sheikh Khalifa bdurante Zayed Al Nahyan, at the age of 73. The transition of power marks only the third time this U.S.-allied nation of seven sheikhdoms has selected a president sdurantece becomduranteg an durantedependent nation durante 1971.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Rulers durante the United Arab Emirates on Saturday unanimously appoduranteted Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Mohammed bdurante Zayed Al Nahyan as the autocratic nation’s president, signalduranteg both unity and stability durante this key energy-rich country that hosts Western militaries.

The ascension of Sheikh Mohammed, 61, had been expected after the death Friday of his half-brother and the UAE’s president, Sheikh Khalifa bdurante Zayed Al Nahyan, at the age of 73. The transition of power marks only the third time this U.S.-allied nation of seven sheikhdoms has selected a president sdurantece becomduranteg an durantedependent nation durante 1971.

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