Monday, May 16, 2011

IMF Chief Rape Charge: Global Repercussions?

Even though it is yet too soon to tell whether he's guilty or not, does the rape charge aimed at IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn can eventually result in global repercussions?

By: Ringo Bones

IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn could be facing an uphill legal battle given that the chambermaid of a New York City hotel who accused the IMF chief of rape and unlawful imprisonment is described as a "model employee" of the hotel that the IMF chief stayed in. Dominique Strauss-Kahn was arrested after boarding a plane on his way to a very important meeting with the German chancellor back in Sunday, May 15, 2011.

As one of the worthy contenders for the next French presidency, the rape charges could not only jeopardize his political prospects but also came in a time when it had global repercussions - i.e. the IMF chief and his team are still formulating ways to help the economically ailing members of the Eurozone with their respective sovereign debt problems. Even though it is still too soon to tell how deep in trouble the IMF chief is since the NYPD forensics team are still gathering evidence of the alleged crime. Only time will tell if the incident will complicate the debt relief of ailing Eurozone countries.


April Rain said...

The latest report on this case have shown that IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn already submitting to a DNA test. Cold there be a global "economic" conspiracy involved? Who knew economics could be "sexy".

Sans Ferdinand said...

I don't know if this is good news or bad news but the IMF is already so well-organized that it can still function without Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Come to think of it, was this unfortunate turn of events due to the "Machiavellian Hand" of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's main political rival - namely French president Nicolas Sarkozy?

Ringo said...

There are already "reliable" reports that IMF managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn could be replaced by (horror of horrors) a non-European, preferably from the newly emerging economies who now occupy the pole-position of being the main global creditors.

VaneSSa said...

This is just in, IMF managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn just voluntarily resigned from his post which - he says - in order to protect the institution. Dominique Strauss-Kahn is apparently now too busy fighting for his innocence. And there are yet to be confirmed reports that Dominique Strauss-Kahn could be replaced by - horror of horrors - a non-European, setting a new legal precedent since the days of the 1944 Bretton Woods Agreement.