While it’s a common saying that politics is dirty business, some politicians get down and dirty to prove just how chaotic it just can be.
The recent years have seen several lawmakers trying to put their point across not through diplomacy but by engaging in bloody brawls that unfortunately for them are captured by the cameras for the world to see. While some politicians take to hurling abuses at each other, many have been seen throwing violent punches and in some instances even themselves at the opposition parties.

1. Chung Shao-ho (top-L), legislator from the opposition People First Party (PFP), fights with legislator Kuo Jung-chung (on table) from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) before the start a Defense Committee meeting at the parliament building in Taipei, Taiwan, November 6, 2003. The DPP was trying to block a committee meeting which was expected to answer questions about a slush fund during the rein of the former Kuomintang (KMT) government. REUTERS

 

2. Claudio Barbato (L), a member of the opposition FLI party, fights with Fabio Ranieri (R) from the Northern League in Parliament in Rome October 26, 2011. The Italian deputies exchanged blows in parliament as tensions over a tough economic reform program came to a head. REUTERS/Ansa/Giuseppe Lami
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3. Deputies of Ukraine’s parliament fight during a parliament sitting in Kiev on April 27, 2010. Fighting broke out and smoke bombs and eggs were thrown as Ukraine’s parliament erupted into chaos as it ratified a bitterly controversial deal with Russia extending the lease of a key naval base. SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images
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4. Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) MP Idris Sami Tandogdu (R) and an unidentified CHP MP (rear R) hit Turkey’s ruling Ak Party MP Alim Tunc (2nd L) as others try to stop the fight during a debate in the Turkish parliament in Ankara May 28, 2007. The Turkish parliament convened to debate the constitutional amendment package regarding general and presidential elections. REUTERS/Anatolian/Nuri Kaynar
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5. Deputies of Ukraine’s parliament fight prior annual President Victor Yushchenko’ speech to the parliament, February 9, 2006, in Kiev. SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Image
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6. Deputies of Ukraine’s parliament fight during a parliament sitting in Kiev on April 27, 2010. Fighting broke out and smoke bombs were thrown as Ukraine’s parliament erupted into chaos as it ratified a bitterly controversial deal with Russia extending the lease of a key naval base. SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Image
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7. Security personnel protect the Speaker of Ukraine’s parliament, Volodymyr Liytvyn, with umbrellas during a fight at a parliamentary sitting in Kiev, April 27, 2010. Ukraine’s parliament erupted into chaos as it ratified a bitterly controversial deal with Russia extending the lease of a key naval base. SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Image
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8. Deputies of Ukraine’s parliament fight during a parliamentary sitting in Kiev, April 27, 2010. SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Image
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9. A smoke bomb is thrown during a parliamentary sitting in Kiev, April 27, 2010. GENIA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images
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10. Members of parliament from the ruling AK Party (AKP) and Republican People’s Party (CHP) scuffle during a debate at the parliament in Ankara, March 30, 2012. The Turkish parliament is hotly debating a bill overturning a 1997 law, imposed with the backing of the military, which extended compulsory education to eight from five years and stopped children under 15 from attending religious “imam hatip” schools. REUTERS
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11. Taiwan lawmaker Chen Tsung-yi (L) from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party throws a book at opposition legislators after a food fight erupted in parliament, October 26, 2004. The lawmakers hurled their lunch boxes at each other in a quarrel over whether to include an US$18 billion arms budget on the legislative agenda. REUTERS
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12. Legislators fight their way towards Parliament speaker Wang Jin-pyng’s microphone during a disruption at the Parliament Taipei in Taiwan, January 19, 2007. Pushing, shoving and fighting between rival legislators disrupted parliament before voting on a controversial bill on the island’s top election body. REUTERS
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13. Taiwan legislators fight due to a disagreement over a bill in parliament in Taipei, Taiwan, May 8, 2007. REUTERS
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14. Taiwanese lawmakers Chen Hsien-chung (R) of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party and Chen Chao-rung of the main opposition Kuomintang engage in a fist-fight during a parliamentary session, January 11, 2007. They were reviewing the budget for the Ministry of Civil Service which is in charge of government employees. LIU HSIN-TEH/AFP/Getty Images
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15. Nationalist Party legislator Liao Feng-teh (C) screams as he fights with the ruling Democratic Progessive Party (DPP) legislator Lin Feng-hsi (R in white hair) in a meeting room of the parliament building in Taipei, March 23, 2004. The fight erupted when both parties discussed a recount amendment following the presidential election. REUTERS/Gi Chih-Sheng
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16. A television still from Russian NTV channel shows a State Duma deputy (C) as he tries to restrain his colleagues Vasily Shandybin (L) and Alexander Fedulov as they fight during the State Duma lower house of parliament session in Moscow, February 7, 2003. The tussle started when independent deputy Fedulov made a rude statement about Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov, and Shandybin, a Communist too, rallied to his party leader’s defence. REUTERS/NTV
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17. A television still from Russian NTV channel shows State Duma deputies Vasily Shandybin (L) and Alexander Fedulov fight during the State Duma lower house of parliament session in Moscow, February 7, 2003. The tussle started when independent deputy Fedulov made a rude statement about Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov, and Shandybin, a Communist too, rallied to his party leader’s defenSe. REUTERS/NTV
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