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Dominique Strauss-Kahn: a career in politics

A judge on Monday ordered Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund, to remain jailed at least until his next court hearing on charges he sexually assaulted a maid who went into his penthouse suite at a hotel near Times Square to clean it.

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French socialist party MP and national secretary for economics Dominique Strauss-Kahn, flanked by former minister of finance Pierre Beregovoy, left, and former labor minister Michel Delebarre, right, gives a press conference on the economic and social situation in France on June 19, 1986, in Paris.

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French socialist candidate Dominique Strauss-Kahn is pictured during his campaign for the next municipals elections on March 15, 1990 in Sarcelles.

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French junior minister in charge of industry Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his wife, journalist Anne Sinclair, pose during the inauguration of Eurodisneyland on April 11, 1992, in Marne-la-Vallee.

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French Labor Minister Martine Aubry and French Industry and Foreign Trade Minister Dominique Strauss-Kahn take part in the TV broadcast show "Audition Publique" on France 2 channel for the legislative election on February 11, 1993, in Paris.

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French Minister of Economy, Finance and Industry, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, left, speaks with his wife, Anne Sinclair, before the start of a luncheon on Nov. 10, 1997, at the New York chapter of the French-American Chamber of Commerce where he was the guest speaker.

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A photo dated June 2, 1997, in Paris, shows former French finance minister Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Mr. Strauss-Kahn looked set for an early return to frontline politics as the charges against him in a forgery trial in Paris fell to pieces October 10, 2001. Strauss-Kahn is being tried for allegedly back-dating bills for some 600,000 francs (91,470 euros) (USD 83,613) which will be paid by the students' insurance fund MNEF.

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn shakes hands with Japanese Finance Minister Hiroshi Mitsuzuka on June 21, 1997, before bilateral meetings in conjunction with the Summit of Eight in Denver, Colo.

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US Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin(C) poses for a group photograph April 15, 1998, with (L-R) Gordon Brown, Chancellor of the Exchequer of the United Kingdom, Theo Waigel, German Minister of Finance, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, French Minister of Economy and Finance, Rubin, Carlo Ciampi, Italian Minister of the Treasury, Hikaru Matsunaga, Japanese Minister of Finance, and Paul Martin, Canadian Minister of Finance at Blair House in Washington, DC. The meeting takes place before the start of meetings of the finance minister and bank governors from the Group of Seven (G-7) industrial nations.

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn grimaces while leaving Elysee Palace after a cabinet meeting on Sept. 2, 1998.

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Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, center, poses with foreign economic ministers in Washington Monday, April 26, 1999. From left, are: Canadian Finance Minister Paul Martin, Japanese Finance Minister Kiichi Miyazawa, Italian Treasury Minister Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Rubin, British Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown, German Finance Minister Hans Eichel, and French Finance Minister Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), after a news conference in Berlin, December 19, 2007.

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As managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn addresses The International Economic Forum of the Americas in Montreal on Monday June 9, 2008.

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International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn (R) speaks with France's President Nicolas Sarkozy before a family photo during the G8 summit in L'Aquila, Italy July 9, 2009.

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U.S. President Barack Obama (C) and first lady Michelle Obama greet IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn as they arrive at the Phipps Conservatory for an opening reception and working dinner for heads of delegation, at the Pittsburgh G20 Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania September 24, 2009.

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The cover of a Dominican newspaper carrying the headline "Sank" in relation to IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn for allegedly trying to rape a hotel maid in New York, is dispalyed on a corner in Santo Domingo, on May 16, 2011.

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IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn is seen at Manhattan Criminal Court, in New York, May 16, 2011. A New York judge denied IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn bail on Monday, despite an offer from his defense team to put up $1 million in cash and surrender all his travel documents.The judge ordered the IMF chief detained, two days after he was pulled off a plane and accused of trying to rape a Manhattan hotel chambermaid.

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