Who is Mohamed bin Zayed, the UAE’s new president

Who is Mohamed bin Zayed, the UAE’s new president

Who is Mohamed bin Zayed, the UAE’s new president Longtime de facto ruler Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan elected UAE president after the death of Sheikh Khalifa. United Arab Emirates strongman Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (MBZ), who was formally elected president on Saturday, has led a realignment of the Middle East that created a new anti-Iran axis with Israel and fought a rising tide of political Islam in the region. Working behind the scenes for years as de facto leader, Sheikh Mohammed, 61, transformed the UAE military into a high-tech force, which coupled with its oil wealth and business hub status, extended Emirati influence internationally. Mohamed began wielding power in a period when his half-brother President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, who died on Friday, suffered bouts of …
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