French Socialists are paving the way for Dominique Strauss-Kahn to return to politics if – as expected – charges of sexual assault against him in New York are dropped on Tuesday, leaving him free to fly home.
Leading members of the Socialist party said a political comeback could be "envisaged" if the 62-year-old former head of the IMF wished to take part in next year's presidential campaign.
Strauss-Kahn was widely tipped to become the next president of France before he was arrested and charged with attacking a maid in a New York hotel four months ago.
Over the weekend, lawyers for Strauss-Kahn's accuser, Nafissatou Diallo, said she had been summoned to a meeting with prosecutors in New York ahead of a court hearing on Tuesday. Diallo's lawyers said they were expecting prosecutors to tell her they were dropping the case.read the story here