What's Next: Dec 3, 2016

Partygoers at Zouk Singapore.
Partygoers at Zouk Singapore. PHOTO: ZOUK

Key polls in Italy and Austria

All eyes will be on two key votes in Italy and Austria this weekend, the results of which will have implications for the European Union. Italians are voting in a constitutional referendum on political reform, while Austrians are voting in a run-off presidential election that pits far-right hopeful Norbert Hofer against Greens-backed Alexander Van der Bellen.

French PM may vie for presidency

Mr Manuel Valls is expected to announce his candidacy for the French presidential election at a left-wing convention in Paris today, following Mr Francois Hollande's shock announcement that he will not seek a second term. If the centrist Mr Valls, currently the Prime Minister, does contest in the ruling Socialist Party primaries next month, he will face tough competition from Mr Arnaud Montebourg, who is waging a stridently left-wing campaign.

Last Zouk night in Jiak Kim Street

Zouk, the iconic night club in Jiak Kim Street, will host party goers for one final night today before it moves on to its new home in Clarke Quay. The popular club has been in Jiak Kim Street since it first opened in 1991. Zouk has been a mainstay in Singapore's clubbing scene with hugely popular events such as Mambo Jambo - held every Wednesday to the beats of 80s and early 90s music - and the outdoor music festival ZoukOut.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 03, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe