The 2009 Slovak presidential elections were held on 21 March and 4 April. It was third peoples' presidential vote in the era of independent Slovak republic. Ivan Gašparovič became the first Slovak president to be reelected overcoming opposition candidate Iveta Radičová in second round with 55.53% to 44.47%.
Gašparovič and Radičová advanced to the second round, winning 47% and 38% of the first round votes, respectively. The other five candidates all received less than 6% of the vote. The turnout for the first round was 43.6%.
The second round of elections was held on 4 April, and the Central Election Commission announced results the following day. Gašparovič, receiving 1,234,787 votes, won the election with 55.5% of the vote. After the election, Gašparovič 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." Turnout for the second round was 51.7%.