Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the maid who accused him of trying to rape her agreed to settle her lawsuit, resolving a legal saga that ended his term as head of the International Monetary Fund and derailed a potential French presidential bid.
Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has discussed resolving a lawsuit brought by a hotel maid who accused him of attempted rape and may have a deal in a few days, his lawyers said.
France’s opposition Socialists may cast out Segolene Royal, their 2007 presidential nominee, when they begin choosing a candidate to lead them against Nicolas Sarkozy in next year’s election, a poll shows.
Segolene Royal joined her ex-partner and the father of her four children, Francois Hollande, for the first time on stage last night to support his bid to defeat her old nemesis, French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
As the dinner plates were cleared on a May night in Basel, Switzerland, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his fellow guests settled in for a challenging final course: saving the euro from extinction.
Francois Hollande began his march toward the pinnacle of French power in Lorient, a Breton port, three years ago. On June 27, 2009, he told 400 Socialist Party activists they needed to unite to oust Nicolas Sarkozy.
French bankers in London, who dine at the Michelin two-star Connaught restaurant in Mayfair and swim at the nearby Royal Automobile Club on Pall Mall, may soon have a Socialist representing them at the National Assembly in Paris.