Balochistan, Pakistan's largest province in terms of land area, is going into the elections 2018 with uncertanity surrounding which party it will elect.
During the five year term, Balochistan's provincial assembly saw three Chief Ministers namely Dr Abdul Malik Baloch of National Party, Nawab Sanaullah Zehri of PML-N and Abdul Quddus Bizenjo of PML-Q.
While Baloch and Zehri took turns as CM following a A memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by PML-N and nationalist parties, Zehri's rule was shortened by a motion of no-confidence against him.
He was reportedly asked to resign ahead of the session to spare his party — the PML-N — further embarrassment after then PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi failed to win over the disgruntled elements in the Balochistan assembly.
Bizenjo later founded the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP). The party's leadership comprises political dissidents of the Pakistan Muslim League and the Pakistan Muslim League (Q) in the province.
Considering the last moment changes in the government and new players entering the arena, the electoral race in the province is wide open.