Marine Le Pen’s 2017 campaign logo
Marine Le Pen announced her candidacy for the 2017 French presidential election on April 8th, 2016, and from her first day, maintained a high level of support in opinion polling. As her campaign manager, she was appointed FN Senator David Rachline. The FN struggled to find funding due to the inability of French banks to offer credit. The FN instead borrowed EUR9million from the First Czech-Russian Bank, Moscow in 2014 despite European Union sanction that was imposed on Russia after the annexe of Crimea.