M K Stalin was elected as the President of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), unopposed, on Tuesday at the party’s General Council meeting.
Along with Stalin, another party senior Duraimurugan was elected unopposed as DMK treasurer.
Karunanidhi’s death earlier this month had led to a succession war within the party, with expelled party leader M K Alagiri — Karunanidhi’s son —claiming DMK’s “true loyalists” were on his side.
On August 20, DMK General Secretary K. Anbazhagan said in a statement that the General Council would meet at the party headquarters to elect a new President and the Treasurer.
After the win, Stalin has become the second President of the party, a post which was held by his father Karunanidhi for 49 long years.