Results of the second round, showing vote strength by district.
Presidential elections were held in Slovakia in March and April 2009, the country's third direct presidential elections. After no candidate received a majority of the vote in the first round on 21 March, the second round on 4 April saw Ivan Ga?parovi? become the first Slovak president to be re-elected, defeating opposition candidate Iveta Radi?ová by 55.53% to 44.47%.
There were seven candidates for the first round, which was held on 21 March:
In the second round of elections, held on 4 April, Ga?parovi? received 1,234,787 votes (55.5%), winning election. Radi?ová received 44.5% of the vote. After the election, Ga?parovi? said, "I am glad I can be standing here today with the prime minister and the speaker of the parliament ... The [election] is the most direct evidence that people trust us."
Voter turnout was 43.6% in the first round and 51.7% in the second round. Voter turnout among women slightly increased in both the first and second rounds of the election, which was attributed to Radi?ová's candidacy.
|Candidates and nominating parties||1st round||2nd round|
|Ivan Ga?parovi? (Smer, SNS, HZD)||876,061||46.71||1,234,787||55.53|
|Iveta Radi?ová (SDKÚ-DS, SMK, KDH, OKS)||713,735||38.05||988,808||44.47|
|Franti?ek Miklo?ko (KDS)||101,573||5.42||--||--|
|Zuzana Martináková (SF)||96,035||5.12||--||--|
|Milan Melník (HZDS)||45,985||2.45||--||--|
|Milan Sidor (KSS)||20,862||1.11||--||--|
|Total (turnout 43.63% / 51.67%)||1,875,629||100.00||2,223,595||100.00|
|Sources: statistics.sk[dead link], volbysr.sk[dead link]|