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Pressure on IMF chief to resign


CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Pressure on IMF chief to resign

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Pressure is mounting on Dominique Strauss-Kahn to step down as head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Austrian finance minister Maria Fekter called on him to consider his position.
Meanwhile, her Spanish counterpart, Elana Salgado, gave her support for the victim of his alleged sexual assault.
Strauss-Kahn has been remanded in custody at New York’s notorious Rikers Island jail, following his arrest on Saturday for the attempted rape of a hotel maid.
He was arrested after boarding a plane, prompting the judge to say that Strauss-Kahn, 62, was a flight risk.
He faces seven charges and could be sentenced to up to 25 years in prison.
Strauss-Kahn, who had been seen as a favourite in France’s 2012 presidential elections, denies the charges.
The defence offered to post $1m (£617,000) bail, with Strauss-Kahn to stay at his daughter’s address in New York until the next hearing on Friday. (BBC)

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