Marine Le Pen’s 2017 campaign logo
Marine Le Pen declared her candidacy in the 2017 French presidential election on April 8th, 2016. Her campaign has enjoyed her high popularity in opinion polls. She appointed FN Senator David Rachline as her campaign manager. The FN was unable to raise funds due to the inability of French banks to provide credit. Instead the FN borrowed EUR9 million from the First Czech-Russian Bank in Moscow in 2014, in spite of European Union sanctions that were imposed on Russia due to the Annexation of Crimea.