New President of the UAE

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    United Arab Emirates names new president
    04 November 2004

    ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates has named a new president in a smooth handover of power after the death of President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahayan.


    The UAE Federal Council, comprising leaders of the seven emirates of the Opec member, unanimously elected as president Sheikh Khalifa, Sheikh Zayed's eldest son, official media said.

    "The Federal Council unanimously elected this evening his highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, ruler of Abu Dhabi emirate, as president of the United Arab Emirates," said WAM news agency.


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