The French-Norwegian MEP, lawyer and fraud investigator, Eva Joly – who is perhaps currently best known as chief advisor to Iceland’s Special Prosecutor into the banking crisis – apparently wishes to nominate herself for election as the president of the French Republic.
Joly sits in the European Parliament as a French Green MEP. NRK reports that she announced her intention to run for president at a Green Party conference yesterday in Nantes. She would likely end up in direct competition for votes with the current president, Nicolas Sarkozy. Joly has been and MEP since 2009.
Another ‘friend of Iceland’ is also likely to enter the presidential contest: none other than Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the current head of the IMF.
The elections will take place in 2012.