President Nelson Chamisa is the current President of the Alliance and has previously served as Member of the House of Assembly of Zimbabwe for Kuwadzana East constituency in Harare.
He was the party’s Presidential candidate in the 2018 harmonised elections, having previously been the leader of the youth assembly. He was elected MDC spokesman at the party Congress in June 2006. In April 2011 at the Party’s congress in Bulawayo, he was elected as the Party’s Organising Secretary. In Parliament, he was chair of the Portfolio Committees of Defence and Home Affairs, Public Accounts, Gender and Youth and Transport and Communications.
On 10 February 2009, Advocate Chamisa was appointed Minister of Information, Communication, and Technology in the Government of National Unity, a position he held until July 2013.
On 14 February 2018, the MDC founding President Morgan Tsvangirai succumbed to colon cancer and the Party’s national council appointed Advocate Chamisa as the acting President for a period of 12 months. As the new President of the party, he also took over the role of Leader of the MDC Alliance.
In 2019, Advocate Chamisa was elected as the substantive President of the party at the Gweru Congress held at Ascot Stadium.
President Chamisa holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and public administration, and an LLB (Honours) from the University of Zimbabwe and is a qualified lawyer.