The man expected to challenge French President Nicolas Sarkozy in next year's election has caused outrage on the left and delight on the right after he was spotted getting into a Porsche, an ostensible faux pas for a socialist in France.
Socialist frontrunner Dominique Strauss-Kahn, or DSK as he is known in France, sparked a veritable media frenzy this week after he was snapped getting into an expensive car.
ELECTING A FRENCH PRESIDENT
France's president is elected by direct voting for a five-year term.
Presidential elections have historically been organised into two rounds. If no candidate wins more than half of all ballots in the first round, voters must pick between the two top candidates in a run-off.
The first round of the next presidential elections in France will be held in April 22, 2012, with a run-off on May 6 if necessary.
Date created : 2011-05-05