PARIS – Le Pen’s far-right Rassemblement National is looking for money

Rassemblement National is seeking to raise funds from its supporters to finance its election campaigns as it’s currently facing financial difficulties, party leader Marine Le Pen announced during a trip to Gironde.

RN had already raised €4 million this way for the European elections campaign. 

The financial difficulties would come in particular from unpaid debts.

For example, a complaint has been lodged in Moscow by the Aviazapchast company, which is claiming €9 million from the far-right party. In 2014, the party, which was unable to obtain financing from French banks, had in fact borrowed from a Russian bank.

In a poll published at the weekend, Marine Le Pen, who had already announced in her candidacy for the 2022 presidential elections in January, tied with Ségolène Royal and Anne Hidalgo, with 23% of those surveyed having a positive opinion of her.

In that same poll, Nicolas Hulot remained in the lead with 50% positive opinions, ahead of Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (31%) and Nicolas Sarkozy (30%). (EURACTIV.FR)

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