March 21, 2009 Held


Slovak Republic

Election for Slovakian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:1,892,669
Valid Votes:1,875,629
Invalid Votes:17,040

Vote Share by Candidate:

Ivan GAŠPAROVIC876,061


Iveta RADIČOVÁ713,735


František MIKLOŠKO101,573


Zuzana MARTINÁKOVÁ96,035


Milan MELNIK45,985


Dagmar BALLOVA21,378


Milan SIDOR20,862

Election Results Modified: Mar 20, 2009

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Slovakia

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Ivan GASPAROVIC
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Robert FICO
  • Assembly: Slovakia has a unicameral National Council of the Slovak Republic (Narodna Rada Slovenskej Republiky) with 150 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the president with the approval of the parliament.
  • In the National Council of the Slovak Republic (Narodna Rada Slovenskej Republiky) 150 members are elected through a flexible-list proportional representation system.

Main Candidates in the Second Round of the Presidential race:

Main Candidates in the First Round of the Presidential race:

* Ivan GASPAROVIC is the incumbent president, representing an alliance of parties in the 2009 election.
** Iveta RADICOVA is also supported by the Party of the Hungarian Coalition (SMK), Christian Democratic Movement (KDH), and the Civic Conservative Party (OKS).
***** Though running as an independent, Milan MELNIK is supported by the party Movement for Democratic Slovakia (HZDS).
****** Though running as an independent candidate, Milan SIDOR is supported by the Communist Party of Slovakia (KSS).

Last Presidential election:

  • The incumbent candidate Ivan GASPAROVIC won the last presidential election on April 3, 2004.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 5,386,406 (2009)
  • Registered Voters: 4,339,257 (March 2009)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 2,775,099 (2009)

·         Is Slovakia a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Slovakia ratified CEDAW: Yes, succession (28 May 1993)

·         Gender Quota: No (there are political parties that have voluntary gender quotas)

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 24 (following the 2006 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 35 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Slovakia a signatory to CRPD: Yes (26 September 2007)

·         Has Slovakia ratified CRPD: Yes (26 May 2010)

·         Population with a disability: 807,960 (est.)

Election Modified: Aug 17, 2023

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