Senegal opposition leader seems to walk back on his promise of a national currency

Credit: REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

DAKAR, March 15 (Reuters) - Senegal will seek to implement a reform of the West Africa region's CFA franc currency at a regional level first and if that fails, will consider creating a national currency, opposition leader Ousmane Sonko said on Friday.

Speaking at a joint press conference with presidential candidate Bassirou Diomaye Faye a day after they were both released from jail, Sonko's comments seemed aimed to ease concerns after their election campaign launch, which promised to introduce the new currency if Faye wins.

(Reporting by Bate Felix; Writing by Anait Miridzhanian)

((Anait.Miridzhanian@thomsonreuters.com;))

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