After a week of deadlock, Siddaramaiah will be the next Chief Minister of Karnataka and DK Shivakumar his deputy, the Congress announced on Thursday, ending five days of suspense after the party's emphatic election win. They will take oath on Saturday.
Both leaders expressed their commitment to work together. "Karnataka's secure future and our people's welfare is our top priority, and we are united in guaranteeing that," tweeted Mr Shivakumar. Siddaramaiah said, "Our hands will always be united to protect the interests of Kannadigas. The Congress party will work as a family."