Strauss-Kahn can't think about French election bid

16th December 2010, Comments 0 comments

The International Monetary Fund's chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, said Thursday he was too busy to think about the upcoming French presidential election.

"I'm so surprised you ask this question," he joked in response to a journalist's question at a news forum organized by Thomson Reuters in Washington.

The IMF managing director, a former Socialist finance minister, is leading the public opinion polls in France since last year as the favorite candidate for the April-June 2012 presidential elections.

"Well, you know, I have a job. I try to do my job. It's not a part-time job. So I don't have time to think of something else," Strauss-Kahn said.

His five-year mandate at the 187-nation IMF is set to end in October 2012.

© 2010 AFP

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