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Brussels, 20 October 2011
Joint statement by President José Manuel Barroso and President Herman Van Rompuy on the reported death of Muammar Gaddafi
"The reported death of Muammar Gaddafi marks the end of an era of despotism and repression from which the Libyan people have suffered for too long. Today Libya can turn a page in its history and embrace a new democratic future. We call on the National Transitional Council to pursue a broad based reconciliation process which reaches out to all Libyans and enables a democratic, peaceful and transparent transition in the country."