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Obama taps Kaine for chairmanship

Barack Obama has tapped Virginia Governor Tim Kaine to be the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee, leading US newspapers reported on their websites on Sunday.

world Updated: Jan 05, 2009 10:17 IST

US President-elect Barack Obama has tapped Virginia Governor Tim Kaine to be the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee, leading US newspapers reported on their websites on Sunday.

Citing unnamed sources and "Democrats familiar with the decision," the Washington Post and The New York Times said Kaine will succeed Howard Dean as the party chairman at a high-level party meeting here later this month.

Kaine was elected Virginia governor in 2005, but the state constitution does not allow him to seek re-election when his term expires at the end.