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.