Dominique Strauss can win French election

Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s odds of winning the French presidential election have been halved by Ladbrokes.

Punters are latching onto the idea that the current case could collapse and have snapped up the 20/1 that was on offer about him winning the presidential race.

His price is now 10/1 thrusting him into contention behind incumbent favourite Sarkozy (6/4). Francois Hollande (2/1) and Martine Aubry (4/1) are next.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “We’ve seen some smart money for Strauss-Kahn in the last 24 hours. The case is obviously crucial and if acquitted his price will shorten again.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

French Presidential election
Nicolas Sarkozy – 6/4
Francois Hollande – 2/1
Martine Aubry – 4/1
Dominique Strauss-Kahn – 10/1
Dominique de Villepin – 16/1
Ségolène Royal – 16/1
Marine Le Pen – 16/1