What's Next: November 26, 2016

French Republicans' presidential pick

Tomorrow, France's Republican Party will choose its candidate for the presidential election next spring. Opinion polls say that the Republicans are so far ahead that the party, in effect, is about to name the next president - either Mr Alain Juppe or Mr Francois Fillon, both former prime ministers offering not-too-dissimilar conservative programmes.

Kuwaitis head to the polls

Kuwaitis will vote today for a new Parliament that the government hopes will help push through reforms for the lavish welfare state to curb a Budget deficit caused by weak oil prices.

Nearly 300 candidates are vying for 50 seats in an assembly that has legislative powers but which critics say has long acted as a drag on attempts to strengthen fiscal discipline in one of the world's wealthiest countries.

TNP Big Walk today

The New Paper's annual Big Walk takes place this afternoon. Along the 5km route from the Night Safari to the Singapore Zoo, participants will get the opportunity to enjoy the animals and plants which the attractions are known for. The guest of honour at the TNP Courts Big Walk @ Singapore Zoo is Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 26, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe