The party of the Deputy Speaker of Parliament and former Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini will be called HLAS-Social Democracy. Pellegrini announced this on Monday. He confirmed that the Interior Ministry had registered the party's preparatory committee. According to him, the new party will be guided by the values and principles of social democracy and it will be strongly anti-fascist. He wants to start a campaign to collect signatures for the new party in the near future. On 17 June, Pellegrini announced that ten members of Parliament for SMER-SD were joining his new political party.