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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Strauss-Kahn returns – to mock Hollande

Henry Samuel

Published 27/06/2013 | 05:00

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn

DOMINIQUE Strauss-Kahn has used his first appearance in French parliament since his sex scandal disgrace to mock President Francois Hollande.

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The ex-IMF chief's attack on his fellow Socialist follows a dispute over whether he should have been barred from the senate – where he was present in his capacity as an economic expert – on "moral grounds".

Alluding to a 2012 speech by Mr Hollande, Mr Strauss-Kahn said: "To blame finance for the economic disaster we're going through...is ...as relevant as blaming the car industry for the number of deaths on the road."

Mr Strauss-Kahn was widely tipped to beat Mr Hollande in party presidential primaries before the scandal, in which he was accused then cleared of raping a New York hotel maid, as well as being the subject of other sexual accusations. (©Daily Telegraph, London)

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