Marine Le Pen’s 2017 campaign logo
Marine Le Pen announced her candidacy for the 2017 French presidential election on April 8th, 2016 and has since beginning to finish, she received high support in opinion polling. As her campaign manager, she appointed FN Senator David Rachline. French banks were unable to lend money to the FN, which caused difficulty in funding. The FN instead took out EUR9million from the First Czech-Russian Bank, Moscow, in 2014, in spite of European Union sanction placed on Russia after the annexe of Crimea.