- ‘We congratulate him, and we pledge allegiance to him, and our people pledge allegiance to him’
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.
The rulers of the country’s seven sheikhdoms made the decision at a meeting held at Al-Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi, state news agency WAM said.
WAM described the vote as unanimous among the rulers of the country’s sheikhdoms.
“We congratulate him, and we pledge allegiance to him, and our people pledge allegiance to him,” Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, said on Twitter after the vote.
“The whole country is led by him to take it on the paths of glory and honor, God willing,” he added.