Summary Box: Greece wary of default consequences

The Associated Press
A protester throws a stone toward riot police during clashes in Athens, Friday, Feb. 10, 2012. Thousands took to the streets of Athens as unions launched a two-day general strike against planned austerity measures on Friday, a day after Greece's crucial international bailout was put in limbo by its partners in the 17-nation eurozone.  (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
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A protester throws a stone toward riot police during clashes in Athens, Friday, Feb. 10, 2012. Thousands took to the streets of Athens as unions launched a two-day general strike against planned austerity measures on Friday, a day after Greece's crucial international bailout was put in limbo by its partners in the 17-nation eurozone. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

THE GOING GETS TOUGER: Greek government leaders vowed to push through tough austerity measures and rescue a crucial bailout deal after six members of the Cabinet resigned and violence erupted on the streets of Athens.

THE DETAILS: Prime Minister Lucas Papademos promised to "do everything necessary" to ensure parliament passes the new austerity measures that would slap Greeks with a minimum wage cut during a fifth year of recession.

THE STAKES: Greece does not have the money to cover a €14.5 billion bond repayment on March 20, and must reach a debt-relief deal with private bond investors before then. Papademos said "a disorderly default would cast our country into a catastrophic adventure. It would create conditions of uncontrollable economic chaos and social explosion."