Taiwanese lawmakers shouted each other down Tuesday in a rambunctious parliamentary session, indicating the troubles ahead for newly appointed President Lai Ching-te.

Just a day after his inauguration ceremony, politicians from both sides brandished protest signs and engaged in rowdy arguments.

"Today is (President Lai's) second day in office. If there's another conflict in parliament how can we explain this?" asked the firebrand parliamentary speaker, Han Kuo-yu, of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party.