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"Libya is liberated," transitional leadership declares

Arab World Materials 23 October 2011 22:32
Libya's transitional leaders on Sunday declared "the liberation of all Libya" to usher the North African country into a democratic transition, DPA reported.
"Libya is liberated," transitional leadership declares

Libya's transitional leaders on Sunday declared "the liberation of all Libya" to usher the North African country into a democratic transition, DPA reported.

"I call for all Libyans to observe forgiveness and reconciliation and avoid violence," the chief of the Transitional National Council, Mustafa Abdel Jalil, said at a mass ceremony in Benghazi, the country's second-biggest city.

"This is necessary for the success of the future Libya," he said.

The "Liberation Declaration" proclaimed at the ceremony showed the way ahead for forming an interim government in 30 days and arranging for general elections to be held within eight months.

The ceremony was attended by thousands of jubilant Libyans who raised the national flag revived from the country's monarchy era.

The fighters, who ended the 42-year rule of Moamer Gaddafi, staged a brief parade in the central square in Benghazi, the city where their revolution began.

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