Brown Mpinganjira

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Brown Mpinganjira (born 1950) is a Malawian politician. He served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs under President Bakili Muluzi from 1999 until 2000. He then broke with Muluzi over the latter's attempt to have the constitution changed so that he could run for a third term of office. Mpinganjira formed his own party, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). In the 2004 presidential election, he placed fourth, receiving only 8.7% of the vote. The party managed to contribute a number of Members of Parliament to the National Assembly among them Billy Kaunda and Mpinganjira himself. Mpinganjira later dissolved the NDA and rejoined the United Democratic Front, a party he helped to found.

In the May 2009 presidential election, Mpinganjira is running alongside Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential candidate John Tembo as Tembo's vice-presidential candidate. The MCP and the UDF both supported Tembo in the election.[1]


  1. ^ Raphael Tenthani, "John Tembo: Poised for power?", BBC News, 14 May 2009.
Preceded by
Mapopa Chipeta
Foreign Minister of Malawi
Succeeded by
Lilian Patel