French voters have been reacting to the latest dramatic twist in the case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Many believe he has no chance of making a dramatic comeback to the French presidential race.
Veronique Colle, an insurance agent from Paris, said that everyone was against Diallo from the start.
“We saw DSK handcuffed and that created a scandal here, but I think something clearly happened,” she said.
Bernard Marty, another Paris resident, said that the judgement was largely irrelevant because “the whole case has lifted the lid on DSK’s personality.”
“He will never be able to stage a political comeback,” Marty said.
Victor Diosi, a banker, agreed that Strauss-Kahn can never be president of France and will not be a candidate at the next elections.
“Maybe he could be a future minister if the Socialists win,” he said.
France’s Socialist Party has hailed the collapse of the case against their former favourite for next year’s presidential elections.
But opinion polls suggest two-thirds of French people now believe that Strauss-Kahn should not enter the race.