An election took place on in two rounds, with the first round on 28 June 2009 and a second round runoff on 25 July 2009.
|Malam Bacai Sanhá (African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde)||37.54%|
|Mohamed Ialá Embaló (Party for Social Renewal)||27.90%|
|Henrique Pereira Rosa (Independent)||22.94%|
|Mamadú Iaia Djaló (New Democracy Party)||2.95%|
|João Gomes Cardoso (Independent)||1.15%|
|Serifo Baldé (Young Party)||0.50%|
|Aregado Mantenque Té (Workers’ Party)||0.49%|
|Ibraima Djaló (Independent)||0.42%|
|Zinha Vaz Turpin (Guinean Patriotic Union)||0.34%|
|Luís Nancassa (Independent)||0.34%|
|Paulo Mendonça (Independent)||0.27%|
In the second round runoff which took place on 25 July, Mohamed Ialá Embaló received 36.69% of the vote. Malam Bacai Sanhá received 63.31% of the vote and was therefore elected president. Turnout in the second round was 61%.