A newly-founded leftist political party led by former prime minister Jiři Paroubek applied for official registration on Wednesday at the country’s Interior Ministry. Entitled the National Socialists – 21st century Left, the party will soon go online with a new website, the party’s spokesman Tomáš Sazima said. The party provided a list of statutes as well signatures by 1,200 people in the registration porcess. The team overseeing preparations include former hockey player turned politician Jiří Šlégr. Mr Paroubek’s plan, sources report, is to begin close cooperation with the existing National Socialist Party (CSNS 2005) soon and to present a joint programme in late November.