Mohammed Sheikh bin Zayed Al Nahyan has been elected President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to state media, following the death of former leader

Sheikh Mohammad Zayed Appointed After Death Of His Step Brother - File Photo: Wam Twitter
According to the state-run Wam News, Sheikh Mohammed has been elected by the Federal Supreme Council and will now be the leader of the oil-dependent economy that
his father founded in 1971.Sheikh Mohammed, also known as 'MBZ', met the Federal Supreme Council. Is suffering Expectations were high for Sheikh Khalifa to assume office in a desert country of 10 million people after his health deteriorated. 
He sent a man from the UAE into space to investigate and launch its first nuclear reactor on Mars, while also developing an automated foreign policy using its oil-powered economy.
After retreating from the traditional powers, he emerged as a leader in the Middle East with close allies, reducing US intervention and re-establishing ties with Israelwhile fighting the Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen. Acquired
.Death of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, passed away yesterday. 
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has been the President of the United Arab Emirates and the ruler of Abu Dhabi since November 3, 2004.
He was elected successor to his father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who served as the first president of the UAE since the Union in 1971and died on November 2, 2004. Born in 1948, Sheikh Khalifa was the second president of the United Arab Emirates and the 16th ruler of the UAE Abu Dhabi.
He was the eldest son of Sheikh Zayed. After becoming President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Khalifa reorganized both the federal government and Abu Dhabi.
During his rule, the UAE developed rapidly and ensured a dignified life for those who called the UAE their home. 
Sheikh Khalifa promoted the development of the oil and gas sector and small industries which successfully contributed to the economic diversification of the country.The former Khalifa was known for his keen interest in public affairs.