France was left stunned and excited by news revealed in the American media that the sex assault case against Dominique Strauss-Khan could collapse due to relevations surrounding the accuser’s credibility.
“I’m happy to see that not everything was black or white. There was a little bit of grey in there. So now let’s see the decision tonight,” said one Parisian.
The dramatic twist in the tale has raised the possibility of a return to French politics for the man known by his initials, DSK.
Until his arrest, Strauss-Khan was considered the best-placed Socialist candidate to challenge the French President Nicolas Sarkozy in next year’s election.
Socialist party leader, Martine Aubry, said: “I would like to say that hearing the news in the American press last night gave great joy to me and those close to Dominique. I sincerely hope that American justice will allow the whole truth to come out and release Dominique from this nightmare.”
Although many of his supporters are delighted with the turn of events, some believe that even if his name is cleared too much damage has been done for him to be electable.
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