Merkel Allies Doubt EU Summit Gain as State Vote Losses Loom

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  • Setback for German chancellor threatens in three weekend votes
  • Refugee crisis eludes quick solution as Merkel engages Turkey

German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a press conference during an EU leaders summit with Turkey in Brussels, on March 7, 2016.

Photographer: Alain Jocard/AFP via Getty Images

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s political allies said an emerging European Union deal with Turkey to halt the flow of migrants will take time to work, signaling that the outcome may fail to limit losses projected for her party in state elections this weekend.

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