Election? What Election?

Chappatte Ohio

A small number of Swiss newspapers, such as Le Temps, NZZ and Tages-Anzeiger, as well as the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation have been giving pretty extensive coverage - some might say going overboard - with teams of correspondents reporting from the US.

This content was published on November 6, 2012 - 12:28

But the 2012 election has not really fired up the imagination of many others, who have been more occupied in recent weeks with UBS’s restructuring, Gripen fighter planes, and Hollywood actor Ben Affleck’s alleged addiction to donuts.

On Tuesday most papers led with non-US stories. However, several had smaller front-page stories. The Tages-Anzeiger suggested that “Latest trends point to Obama”, Der Bund stressed the key “Battle for Ohio” which would decide the election. The Basler Zeitung said the race for final votes presented the “Uncomfortable perspective”.

If you've had enough of election talk, Click here  and scroll down to hear from a little girl who wholeheartedly agrees.

Below, Swiss cartoonist Patrick Chappatte pokes fun at the fact that all eyes - and cameras - will be on little old Ohio tonight for its 18 critical electoral votes.

Swiss people who are tired of hearing about the US election may be able to relate to little Abigail, who has had quite enough of "Bronco Bamma" and Mitt Romney.

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