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United Arab Emirates Government

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Jessica Breheny

on 19 May 2014

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Transcript of United Arab Emirates Government

Current Leaders
President
Disaster and development aid is an important part of the UAE foreign policy through organizations such as the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, The Zayed Foundation, and the Red Cresent Society.
More Branches in Government
The council of Ministers or Cabinet
Type of Government
The United Arab Emirate's government is made up of many different types of governments, such as an Elective monarchy, Emirate, Monarchy, Presidential system, Non-partisan democracy, Federal monarchy, and an Absolute monarchy
Supreme Council
The Supreme Council is made up of rulers from each of the seven emirates. The Supreme Council is the top policy making body in the country. When a ruler of the supreme council is unable to attend a meeting a crown prince or deputy rulers fill in.
Branches of the United Arab Emirates Government
Date of Establishment
The seven emirates, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Qaiwin, Ra's al-Khaiman, Fujairah formally established their government on December 2, 1971. Almost 41 years ago the leaders of these emirates met up at Union House to create a treaty for Arab's first federation of states.
Vice President
The Vice President also has a 5 year term of elected office. The current Vice President, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was elected in 2006. The Vice President was elected after the death of his brother who had been the country's previous Vice President.
Traditional Government
The traditional government still plays an important role in the government, with the institution (organization) of the majlis or majalis, maintaining a role in making sure that the people have free access to their rulers.
Foreign Policy
The UAE's Federal Government remains due to a set of guiding principals which are a deep belief in the need for justice in international dealings between states. Including the essentials of clinging to the principal of non-interference in the internal affairs of others and the pursuit together with support for international organizations such as the United Nations
Union House
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the current president of the country, United Arab Emirates. He was elected president November 3, 2004. The day right after the previous president had died. The Supreme council meets every five years to reaffirm the president or elect a new one.
President
Is headed by the prime minister, it is the executive authority for federation
40 Member Federal National Council
Federal Judiciary
holds both a legislative and supervisory role in government
Made up of the Supreme Council and the Courts of First Instance.
Local Government
Each emirate has it's own local government.
Federal and Local Governments'
relationship is laid down by the constitution and allows for a degree of flexibility in the distribution of authority
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