It is uncertain whether the Icelandic government will extend the contract with Norwegian-French magistrate Eva Joly, who has worked as a consultant to the Special Prosecutor in the investigation of the banking collapse since 2009, as she is running for president in France.
Joly will run for president in 2012 on behalf of the French Green Party as she recently announced at the party’s general meeting in Nantes, Morgunbladid reports.
“It hasn’t been discussed yet,” said Special Prosecutor Ólafur Thór Hauksson, although he admits that Joly’s candidacy does give an indication as to whether she will continue as his consultant. “It is clear that the candidacy […] calls for extensive work which might affect Eva’s continued work here.”
Joly is running against current President Nicolas Sarkozy, whose popularity is decreasing due to the unemployment situation and poor economic outlook in France. He was elected in 2007.
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