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CAPTION ONLY: A HANDS-ON APPROACH TO POLITICS

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A hands-on approach to politics Deputies of Taiwan's ruling party and opposition party brawl during a National Assembly session Wednesday in Taipei. The deputies kicked and punched each other in the second day of brawls sparked by heated discussions over how many members had to be present to conduct business in the assembly. Two opposition deputies were hospitalized with head and arm injuries. The hourlong brawl broke out after a ruling Nationalist Party officer announced the opening of the session when roughly one-third of the 402 members were present. The opposition Democratic Progressive Party wants the quorum increased to two-thirds to keep Nationalist members from skipping the lengthy sessions. The Nationalists control 320 seats.