2009 Slovak Presidential Election
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2009 Slovak Presidential Election
2009 Slovak presidential election

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  Ivan Ga?parovi?.jpg Iveta Radi?ová 1.jpg
Nominee Ivan Ga?parovi? Iveta Radi?ová
Party Independent SDKÚ-DS
Popular vote 1,234,787 988,808
Percentage 55.53% 44.47%

2009 Slovak presidential election - Second Round Vote Strength.svg
Results of the second round, showing vote strength by district.

President before election

Ivan Ga?parovi?

Elected President

Ivan Ga?parovi?

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%.[1]

First round

There were seven candidates for the first round, which was held on 21 March:[2]

Ga?parovi? and Radi?ová advanced to the second round, winning 46.7% and 38.1% of the first round votes, respectively.[3] Slovak women tended to be more supportive of Radi?ová.[3]

Second round

In the second round of elections, held on 4 April, Ga?parovi? received 1,234,787 votes (55.5%), winning election.[4] 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."[4]

Voter turnout

Voter turnout was 43.6% in the first round and 51.7% in the second round.[5] Voter turnout among women slightly increased in both the first and second rounds of the election, which was attributed to Radi?ová's candidacy.[3]


Results of the first round of the election, showing vote strength by district.
Results of the second round of the election, showing vote strength by district.
Results of the first round of the elections - municipality level.
Summary of the 21 March and 4 April 2009 Slovak presidential election results
Candidates and nominating parties 1st round 2nd round
Votes % Votes %
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 -- --
Dagmara Bollová 21,378 1.14 -- --
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]


  1. ^ "Slovakia Re-Elects President in Runoff Ballot". Associated Press. April 5, 2009.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-03-28. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b c Zora Bútorová, Jarmila Filadelfiová & O?ga Gyarfá?ová, "Towards Gender Equality in Slovakia?" in Gendering Post-socialist Transition: Studies of Changing Gender Perspectives (eds. Krasimira Daskalova, Caroline Hornstein Tomi?, Karl Kaser & Filip Radunovi?: LIT Verlag, 2012), p. 269.
  4. ^ a b "Slovak president wins re-election in a boost for PM". Reuters. 2009-04-05. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Grigorij Mese?nikov, Miroslav Kollár & Michal Va?ecka, "Slovakia" in Nations in Transit 2010: Democratization from Central Europe to Eurasia (ed. Lisa Mootz: Freedom House, 2010), pp. 483-84.

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