Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan was re-elected president of the United Arab Emirates for a second five-year term on Tuesday, the official news agency WAM announced. The Supreme Federal Council, made up of the rulers of the seven emirates in the UAE, selected Sheikh Khalifa, 61. He first rose to the presidency as oil-rich Abu Dhabi's ruler in 2004 on the death of his father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan, who founded the Gulf state in 1971. The federal council designates both the president and vice president. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktoum, who is also the country's prime minister, defence minister and ruler of Dubai, has served as UAE vice president since 2006.