November 2016: François Fillon Wins French Presidential Nomination
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of November 2016.
1. Iraqi Forces Enter Mosul 2. Hundreds of Migrants Drown Off Libya 3. British High Court Ruling Will Slow Brexit 4. China Blocks New Hong Kong Legislators 5. ISIS Kidnaps Hundreds of Civilians Outside Mosul 6. Poet, Songwriter Leonard Cohen Dies 7. South African President Zuma Survives Another No-Confidence Vote 8. Samsung to Buy Harman International for $8 Billion 9. Russian Economy Minister Alexey Ulyukaev Arrested 10. Shiite Pilgrims Killed by ISIS 11. First U.S. Casualty in Syria 12. Fidel Castro Dies 13. Franois Fillon Wins French Presidential Nomination 14. OPEC Agrees to Cut Oil Production 15. Columbia: New Peace with FARC
- Franois Fillon Wins French Presidential Nomination
- On November 27, 2016, Franois Fillon secures his nomination as the center-right candidate in the presidential election in France next year. Fillon's victory over his opponents surprise many; last month he was trailing in fourth place in the polls. But the French republicans showed up en masse to make sure he secured his spot on the ballot. Fillon wants to "restore respect to the presidency, freedom to the economy and firmness to social policy."
- Photo source: Thomas Samson/Pool Photo via AP