Marine Le Pen’s 2017 campaign logo
Marine Le Pen declared her candidacy in the 2017 French presidential elections on April 8, 2016. She has maintained a high approval from polls. As her campaign manager she appointed FN Senator David Rachline. French banks were unable to loan money to the FN and this caused difficulties in funding. The FN instead took out EUR9million from the First Czech-Russian Bank, Moscow in 2014 despite European Union sanction placed on Russia after the annexe of Crimea.