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Constitutional Amendments Using 50% Plus One Formula


The National Assembly will convene to amend 8 legislations to the constitution especially the new article 90 to diminish the votes of support for lawmakers from 2/3 to 50% plus one votes in order to form a government, according to the lawmakers' proposals from the 3 main parties.

This decision is made on Wednesday 03-01-06, after King Sihamoni signs a decree to implement the amendments, according to the Assembly's agenda which VOA receives and the government leaders' source.

There are at least 8 legislations to the constitution that need to be amended to guarantee a normal evolvement of national institutions.

Prime Minister Hun Sen says that he will be busy with the consultative group's meetings, and he will be at those meetings, but that Mr. Sok An, senior minister, and Minister in charge of the Office of the Council of Ministers will take care of the procedure for him in his absence.

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