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Strauss-Kahn not to run in presidential elections

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former chief of the International Monetary Fund, who resigned in August over sexual assault charges, will not run in the French presidential elections.

According to Agence France Presse, Strauss-Kahn told TF-1 in his first statement after release over alleged rape he would like to be become the next president, but he is aware that at this point he cannot put forth his candidacy.

He added that he needed time to think whether to go on with his politic carrier. In terms of the recent court cases, he stressed he has never ever tried to rape any woman.

Before the allegations, it was planned that Strauss-Kahn would run in the presidential elections, which are set to take place in 2012. His politic chances are still being evaluated with caution despite charges against him were dropped already in August.

News portal BNN already reported that International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was charged of attempting to rape chambermaid in a New York hotel. This scandal was said to destroy his plans to be elected the President of France.


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