|A Civic Council to monitor transparency in financing the 2001 presidential election campaign was established by representatives of three independent civil organizations - Coalition 2000, the Transparency International Bulgarian Chapter and Anti-Corruption Civil Society . The Committee nominating Mr. Petar Stoyanov and Ms. Nelly Kutskova for president and vice-president at the forthcoming presidential elections invited the Council to carry out the monitoring. The members of the Council agreed on the importance of the campaign for the Bulgarian society and will monitor the candidates' respect for transparency, accountability and honesty throughout their campaign.
The major objective of the Civic Council will be the implementation of an independent ongoing and subsequent civil control on fund-raising and fund-expending during the presidential election campaign. To reach its goals the Civic Council shall monitor the financing of the Stoyanov - Kutskova campaign but also the campaign of each of the other candidates who would express their willingness to be monitored, accept the principles of monitoring and sign a declaration of honesty for participation in the elections.