Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos is set to negotiate withleaders of the political parties supporting his caretakergovernment after he missed another deadline to secure a second aidpackage.

Papademos will meet with the chiefs in Athens today afterdelaying the meeting for a second time in as many days while Greekofficials and international creditors haggle over the terms. Thetalks are scheduled for 3 p.m. local time, his office said. He heldan unscheduled meeting late last night with the so-called troika,comprising the European Commission, the European Central Bank andthe International Monetary Fund, to put the final touches on termsrequired for a 130 billion-euro ($172 billion) rescue package.

Yesterday's delay was yet another hitch in completing a packagethat's been on the table since July. The Greek government, facing a14.5 billion-euro bond payment on March 20, is struggling toarrange financing to avert a collapse of the economy, risking a newround of contagion in the euro area.

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