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BREAKING: Obama says Libyan leader needs to leave now!

Posted on February 26, 2011

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said in a call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi should step down.

“The president stated that when a leader’s only means of staying in power is to use mass violence against his own people, he has lost the legitimacy to rule and needs to do what is right for his country by leaving now,” the White House said in a statement about the call.

It said Obama and Merkel reaffirmed their support for the Libyan people’s demand for universal rights and agreed that Gaddafi’s government “must be held accountable.”

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