UAE Re-elects Sheikh Khalifa President for Fourth Term
The UAE Supreme Council has re-elected President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan as President of the UAE for a fourth five-year term.
The Council expressed its deep confidence in the wise leadership of the President, the Council statement said, praying that he would continue to lead the UAE to strengthen the pillars of the Union and its prosperity and fulfill the aspirations of its honorable people, WAM reported.
Sheikh Khalifa was first elected President on November 3, 2004 following the death of his father Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
“President Khalifa accompanied the builder of the UAE renaissance, the late Shaikh Zayed, in the founding stage in the 70s and 80s of the last century before taking over the leadership of the country after the death of the Founding Father.
He led the country towards the achievement stage that contributed to empowering the Emirati citizens, and the prosperity of the UAE, and its prominence locally and globally,” according to WAM.
The council is the highest constitutional authority in the UAE, and the supreme legislative and executive authority. The council puts the public policies and approves federal legislation.