Gorkha district is in Gandaki Pradesh. The total population of the district is 268145. There are a total of 220637 eligible voters in the district, of them, 109774 are male and 110863 are female. There are 2 House of Representatives consituencies in the district and 4 provincial constituencies.
Puspa Kamal Dahal (Prachanda) (CPN Maoist) won with 26109 votes in Gorkha Constituency 2 defeating Kabindra Burlakoti (Rastriya Swatantra Party) who secured 12639 votes in Federal Parliament Elections 2079.