Dálnoki-Miklós retained his position until the parliamentary elections of November 1945, which the Smallholders Party won. A new government was immediately formed, and Dálnoki-Miklós left office on 15 November 1945. In August 1947 he was elected to parliament but shortly thereafter withdrew from politics. As Hungary's first postwar prime minister, Dálnoki-Miklós was kept under close rein by the Soviets, so his legacy was a limited one. Nevertheless, he made small strides in reorganizing public administration, carrying out land reform, and modernizing elementary education. Dálnoki-Miklós died on 21 November 1948 in Budapest.
Sugar, Peter F., Peter Hanak, and Tibor Frank, eds. A History of Hungary. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994.