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Since Karnataka's formation, only three chief ministers till date have served full term

Since Karnataka's formation in 1956, the state has had 25 chief ministers, but only three of them have served their full five-year tenure, with all three belonging to the Congress party. The Kumaraswamy led coalition govt being the latest to drop. In fact, Kumaraswamy's first stint as CM in the BJP-led coalition govt lasted less than 2 years from Feb 2006 to Oct 2007. While BJP's Yeddyurappa third stint as CM lasted only 7 days in 2018.