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Strauss-Kahn arrest shakes France’s Jews

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/arrest_of_top_presidential_contender_shakes_frances_jews_20110517

Shock waves continue to ripple throughout France as Dominique Strauss-Kahn, considered the likely Socialist Party candidate to challenge President Nicolas Sarkozy in French presidential elections next year, remains in a New York City jail on charges of sexual assault. Saturday's arrest of Strauss-Kahn significantly changes the political playing field in France, as some recent polls had showed that the 62-year-old head of the International Monetary Fund was the most popular among those considered to be possible presidential contenders.

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