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article imageArgentinian politician slaps colleague during budget debate

By Andrew Moran     Nov 18, 2010 in Politics
Buenos Aires - During an intense budget argument, an Argentinian legislator became so frustrated that she slapped her fellow politician in the face. The slap seen around the world was broadcast live on two channels.
Politics can be a rough and violent battle. We have seen legislators throw shoes at one another. We have seen bare-knuckle punches between politicians. Of course, when a debate becomes passionately intense, verbal arguments can exude.
During a debate on Argentina’s budget, legislator Graciela Camano slapped colleague Carlos Kunkel during a live television broadcast, according to the Montreal Gazette.
Camano started the exchange by getting out of her chair to confront Kunkel. As seen in the video, Kunkel gesticulated and Camano slapped him. She proceeded to exit the Upper House chamber.
“Under no circumstances will I allow Kunkel or anyone else to lack respect,” said Camano. “He wore me out because I have been putting up with him all year long. He kept shouting without making a single proposal.” Although she didn’t comment on what he said exactly, Camano said: “He’s always attacking me.”
However, Momento 24 English reports that witnesses close to the situation say that Kunkel made a reference to the words of Barrionuevo: “We must stop stealing a few years for the country succeed.”
Kunkel has not released a statement on the matter but can file a complaint under congressional rules that can lead to sanctions.
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