There are limited democratically elected institutions, but no political parties.
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Home » Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights » Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor » Releases » Human Rights Reports » 2013 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices » Near East » United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven semiautonomous emirates with a resident population of approximately 9.2 million, of whom an estimated 11.5 percent are citizens.
The rulers of the seven emirates constitute the Federal Supreme Council, the country’s highest legislative and executive body.
The council selects a president and a vice president from its membership, and the president appoints the prime minister and cabinet.
In 2009 the council selected Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, ruler of Abu Dhabi Emirate, to a second five-year term as president.
The emirates are under patriarchal rule with political allegiance defined by loyalty to tribal leaders, leaders of the individual emirates, and leaders of the federation.