Party leaders’ meeting delayed until Wednesday

A planned meeting between Lucas Papademos and the leaders of the three coalition parties due to take place on Tuesday evening has been postponed until Wednesday.

PASOK?s George Papandreou, New Democracy?s Antonis Samaras and Giorgos Karatzaferis of the Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS) were expected to meet Papademos at around 9 p.m. but a government source said that the prime minister would hold talks with the troika instead.

No time has been set for the leaders? meeting on Wednesday but it?s likely to take place in the morning.

The main stumbling block appears to be a failure to agree the cuts that Greece will make to meet the target of 3.3 billion euros in savings that the troika has set for 2012.

There seems to be concern that apart from the minimum wage, pensions may also be affected by the cuts.

The party leaders have asked to be given before their meeting the full text of the measures they will have to commit to.