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n the startling clip, MP Jacinta Constancia can be seen whacking fellow MP Giselle McWilliam from behind as she prepared to address Parliament.
The debate slap down happened in the parliament of the Caribbean island of Curacao, a country which is a constituent member of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The footage of the slap has gone viral since it was published online and in the clip, Constancia can be seen approaching her fellow MP from behind.
And as Ms McWilliam is caught off guard as she was slapped in the face as she prepared to address her colleagues.
The MP, who wore a blue blouse, was taken to hospital after the shocking incident.
Police are now investigating the incident after Ms McWilliam reportedly contacted the authorities abut the alleged slap.
Elsa Rozendal, a colleague of Ms McWilliam, has also gone to police regarding MP Constancia's behaviour.
Speaking to officials, Ms Rozendal claimed she had been threatened after Constancia allegedly yelled: "You will also be beaten up."
The former health minister was arrested on the spot by the police who witnessed the incident.
She remains in police custody on charges of assault.