What Happens if BN Suffers Another 8% Slide in Popular Votes?
On the surface they would have lost two more seats N24 Beting Maro and N65 Senadin. But should federal parliament election be held and Sarawak voters vote exactly the same as in immediate past Sarawak election, then another 8% slide in popular votes would mean BN getting less than 49% votes in the following 6 parliamentary seats (thus giving away the seats if there are no multi-cornered flights to split the opposing votes and total spoilt votes and not returned votes stay below 2%), namely: P192 Mas Gading (from 55.7% to 47.7%), P198 Mambong (from 54.9% to 46.9%), P205 Seratok (from 52.5% to 44.5%), P210 Kanowit (from 49.4% to 41.4%), P212 Sibu (from 50.4% to 42.4%), and P214 Selangau (from 54.1% to 48.1%).
Note that on April 16, 2011, even without another 8% slide, BN would have already lost in another 7 parliament seats, namely: P195 Bandar Kuching, P196 Stampin, P208 Sarikei, P211 Lanang, P215 Kapit, P217 Bintulu and P219 Miri. But BN would have recaptured P212 Sibu by 719 votes.
So if all forces opposing BN can unite and start working in one mind towards next federal parliament election (GE13), there are a lot of grounds to be gained. Winning 13 out of 31 (42%) federal parliament seats is a big improvement from 15 out of 71 (21%) Sarawak legislature seats.