former presidential candidate in line to join the race, if - as expected - New York sexual assault charges are eliminated
French Socialists are paving the way for Dominique Strauss-Kahn to return to politics, if - as expected -. Of sexual assault charges against him in New York fell Tuesday, leaving him free to go home
prominent members of the Socialist Party said a political comeback would be "expected" if the former president of 62 years, the IMF's willingness to participate in the presidential campaign next year.
Strauss-Kahn was heavily favored to be the next president of France before being arrested and charged with assaulting a maid in a hotel in New York four months ago.
the weekend, lawyers for the accuser of Mr. Strauss-Kahn, Nafissatou Diallo, said he had been summoned to a meeting with prosecutors in New York before a court hearing Tuesday. Diallo lawyers said they expected prosecutors to say they were to drop the case.
Although DSK, as he is known in France, spent the period from July to participate in the election of the Socialist Party to choose a candidate, the man who replaced him as the favorite - François Hollande - opened the door on Monday to return to politics. Speaking on French radio, Holland said Strauss-Kahn returned to the policy "could be considered."
He told France-Inter radio: ".. What has been said, a man with the skills of Dominique Strauss-Kahn may be useful to his country in the coming months and years to come "Asked whether Mr. Strauss-Kahn could take part in the Socialist primary, said:" It depends on him. "Jean-Christophe Cambadelis
, a friend of DSK, said it was too early to say that Strauss-Kahn would. "It is possible that charges will be suspended and Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be cleared," he said. "It will be justice, because I believe he is innocent of the acts alleged against him.
"If off, let it go without reconstruction after the injustice has been done with it." Asked if Mr. Strauss-Kahn, hypothetically, you could ask at maturity July for the candidates on one side and standing in the primaries, a spokesman for the party. "It's complicated"
He added: ".. should be the agreement of the six candidates is a very hypothetical situation of" party heavyweights Several countries, including Cambadélis and Pierre Moscovici, had earlier suggested the deadline for candidates State must be delayed to allow an opportunity to excel if they are allowed DSK.
Like the arrest of Strauss-Kahn launched in May the French left in a state of shock and chaos, so that his eventual return will almost certainly cast doubt and confusion, when Socialists gather for their annual conference of the party in the resort of La Rochelle on Friday.The word used in French magazines and newspapers on Monday was "WHITE" which translates literally as white. As if to underline this point, Mr. Strauss-Kahn was photographed on the front page of France Soir was wearing a white shirt white. The paper talks about his "nightmare was," adding that DSK "intends to leave the United States, with head held high." Biography