August 25th, 2011
12:46 PM ET

Poll: French don't want Strauss-Kahn back in politics

From Reuters:

A majority of French do not want former IMF managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn to return to politics after U.S. prosecutors dropped charges of attempted rape against him this week, a poll showed on Thursday.

The survey by pollster CSA showed that 53 percent of those questioned would prefer the former Socialist finance minister to play no part in the political debate in the coming months, as France gears up for presidential elections in April 2012.

Strauss-Kahn had been the clear favorite to win next year's ballot, before his arrest on May 14 after a 32-year-old New York hotel maid from Guinea accused him of sexually assaulting her.

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  1. j. von hettlingen

    If DSK were elected, he could be a security risk for the country.

    August 25, 2011 at 5:20 pm |
    • j. von hettlingen

      He would have a bunch of Mata Haris constantly on his heels.

      August 25, 2011 at 5:21 pm |

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