Marine Le Pen’s 2017 campaign logo
Marine Le Pen declared her candidacy for the 2017 French presidential election on April 8th in 2016. She has maintained high popularity in opinion polls. As her campaign manager she was appointed FN Senator David Rachline. The FN had difficulty finding funding because of the refusal of French banks to offer credit. The FN instead borrowed EUR9million from the First Czech-Russian Bank, Moscow in 2014 despite European Union sanction placed on Russia after the annexe of Crimea.