French: DSK Should Return to Politics

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.