By: Mir M.Hosseini
Matin Daftari was appointed as the new prime minister by Reza Shah. He presented his cabinet of ministers to Majlis on October, 29, 1939. The majority of the parliament representatives voted in favor of his cabinet. As a fan of Germany, appointing Daftari was to appease Germans. But after a short while it became clear that Nazi Germany could not reach those targets foreseen as a result of surprise attacks.
During his short term, first population count took place in Iran. Another achievement was inauguration of Iran's first radio station. Matin Daftari was forced to present his resignation after only eight months. He was thrown in prison after the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran by the Allies in 1941 because of his German connections.
Daftari was succeeded by Rajabali Mansour.