The post-election deadlock between the ruling government and
the opposition will not be solved by the National Election Committee, an
official said Monday.
The NEC does not have jurisdiction over any party that
chooses not to be sworn into the new government, a threat being made by the
opposition as it contests election results.
However, if a party chooses to give up its seats, the NEC
will "divide those seats in the constituency," said Keo Phalla,
director of the NEC's legal service department, as a guest on "Hello
The NEC works on four main issues: voter lists, party
registration, campaigning and the vote, said Som Sorida, executive secretary of
NEC's General Secretariat, also as a guest on "Hello VOA."