French: DSK Should Return to Politics

    Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his wife Anne Sinclair arrive for a hearing at New York State Supreme Court July 1, 2011 in New York. Strauss-Kahn is awaiting trial on sex-assault charges. Prosecutors have agreed to free former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn from house arrest and return his bail money after admitting major problems with his accuser's credibility, a report said Friday. If the judge agrees, Strauss-Kahn would be freed "on his own recognizance," meaning he could travel freely in the United States and have his $1 million bail and $5 million bond returned, Bloomberg TV reported, citing two sources familiar with the case.

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    According to a poll conducted by the French daily Le Parisien from Friday to Saturday, 49 percent of the people surveyed said that Strauss-Kahn should one day return to politics "without prejudging his innocence or guilt" on charges of sexual assault and attempted rape of a hotel maid in New York on May 14. But 45 percent said the former IMF chief, who had been slated to be the future frontrunner for the French presidency, should not return to politics. Among Strauss-Kahn’s own party, the Socialists, 65 percent said he should return to politics, and another 55 percent said they want the deadline extended for the date that a candidate could enter the primaries—so they can better familiarize themselves with Strauss-Kahn.

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