Argentine leaders throw chairs at each other

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The Independent US

Argentine politicians pushed, punched and threw chairs at each other during a raucous session to choose the president of a northern province's lower house.





At least 10 politicians were slightly injured during the chaotic scuffle in Chaco, 620 miles north of the capital, Buenos Aires.



Chaco Governor Jorge Capitanich said he regrets the violence, which broke out when officials from the governing party tried to stop opposition politicians from entering a session of the legislature.



Politicians were seen on local television hurling plastic chairs and pushing and shouting at each other.

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