The election took place in two rounds, on 22 November and 6 December 2009. In the first round results were as follows:
|Traian Băsescu (Democratic Liberal Party)||32.44%|
|Mircea Geoană (Social Democratic Party + Conservative Party)||31.15%|
|Crin Antonescu (National Liberal Party)||20.02%|
|Corneliu Vadim Tudor (Greater Romania Party)||5.56%|
|Hunor Kelemen (Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania)||3.83%|
|Sorin Oprescu (Independent)||3.18%|
|George Becali (New Generation Party – Christian Democratic)||1.91%|
and a further 5 candidates, each receiving less than 1% of the vote.
Registered electors: 18,347,397
In the second round runoff, which took place on 6 December 2009, Mircea Geoană received 49.66% of the vote. Traian Băsescu received 50.33% and was therefore elected President. Turnout was 58.02%.