Next few hours to decide Cyprus's fate - govt spokesman
NICOSIA, March 22
NICOSIA, March 22 (Reuters) - Cyprus's government urged lawmakers on Friday to "take the big decisions" to save the island from a financial meltdown, saying they had only a matter of hours.
"The next few hours will determine the future of the country," government spokesman Christos Stylianides said in a televised statement before parliament was due to debate a raft of crisis measures proposed by the government.
"We must all assume our share of the responsibility," he said.
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