France Prepares for DSK’s Return

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former International Monetary Fund director and his wife Anne Sinclair leave their Tribeca townhouse on July 6, 2011, in New York, NY.

With New York prosecutors set to drop all charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, French Socialists are preparing for the former IMF chief’s homecoming. The man who replaced Strauss-Kahn as the Socialists’ leading candidate for president, François Hollande, said Strauss-Kahn’s return to politics “could be envisaged.” Strauss-Kahn missed, however, the July deadline to participate in presidential elections as a Socialist; it’s possible that the six Socialist candidates could agree to waive the filing requirement and allow him to enter. Strauss-Kahn, of course, is still facing sexual assault allegations in France.