A plan by the Cambodian People's Party to seek package
approval of the executive branch following the formation of the National
Assembly later this month is not necessary, a political analyst said Wednesday.
In 2004, the CPP broke a deadlock that had lasted nearly a year
after the national election by implementing a controversial constitutional amendment
allowing package voting. The package vote led to the mass appointment of
government ministers, circumventing one-by-one approval for each.
"This time the circumstances are normal and there is no
need to use the [amendment]," said Lao Monghay, a researcher for the Asian
Human Rights Commission.
The package approval should be sought when "severe
obstacles" exist in the formation of the administration, he said. If not, there can
be internal problems within the winning party.
The CPP's win of 90 parliamentary seats, officially
announced earlier this week, means the party can form a government on its own.
However, party officials say they plan to share some lower ministerial positions with their old
coalition partner, Funcinpec.
CPP lawmaker Cheam Yiep confirmed Wednesday the party would
move for package approval of the administration.
The package vote will "speed up the process" in
creating the new government, he said, denying internal problems within the
party was the cause.