British Prime Minister Theresa May asked European Council President Donald Tusk on Wednesday for a three-month extension on Britain's stay in the EU. May is set to meet with EU leaders on Thursday and, with a previously set Brexit deadline of March 29 less than two weeks away, is expected to ask for an extension. The prime minister's plans for Britain's exit from the EU have continued to falter: Parliament has continually shot down May's proposed deals to exit, but also ruled out a no-deal Brexit with a non-binding vote last week. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told May that if an extension is granted beyond May 23's European Parliament elections, there would be "institutional difficulties and legal uncertainty."
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