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Speculation mounts on political future for Dominique Strauss-Kahn

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Speculation mounts on political future for Dominique Strauss-Kahn


Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s release from house arrest in the United States has heightened speculation about his future. Will he run for the presidency of France?

The maid who alleged she was sexually abused by the former head of the International Monetary Fund was working as a prostitute claims the New York Post.

In Paris, with the case against Strauss-Kahn reportedly close to collapse and the credibility of his accuser in tatters the focus has switched to his future and reputation.

Strauss-Kahn’s potential candidacy for the presidency had been written out of the script, now analysts and allies believe his name could return to the headlines for political reasons.

“There is one essential condition: that he is cleared of all charges and the fact that he will be completely rehabilitated. In that case – we are just talking about his popularity after the Sofitel affair – there could be a great wind of sympathy for Dominique Strauss Kahn, wrongly accused and proven innocent,” said Frederic Dabi, French IFOP Pollster.

The 62-year-old is now free to travel in the US, although he cannot leave the country and must appear in court again later this month.

He has until midnight July 13 to declare his intention to run for president, though that deadline could be extended.

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