UAE President dies after long illness at age of 73

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DOHA, May 13 : UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who has been in office since 2004, died at the age of 73 after a long illness, reported Sputnik.

According to Emirates News Agency (WAM) report on Friday, citing the presidential affairs ministry, he was the eldest son of the founder of the Emirates, Zayed Al Nahyan.

In recent years, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has hardly been involved in public affairs and entrusted the ruling of the country to the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohamed bin Zayed.

Meanwhile, under the constitution, Vice – President and Premier Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al – Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, will act as President until the Federal Council, which groups the rulers of the seven emirates, meets within 30 days to elect a new President. -TVS

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