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Stalin elected as DMK President

Chennai: At the party’s General Council meeting held here on Tuesday, M K Stalin was elected as the new DMK President unopposed.

Stalin, 65, becomes the second President of one of the oldest political party in the country, a post held by his late father and five times Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi for 49 years.

The election for party President was necessitated after Karunanidhi died here on August 7.

DMK General Secretary K Anbazhagan said that 1,307 party officials seconded Stalin’s candidature.

Senior leader Duraimurugan was also elected unopposed as the party’s Treasurer.

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