Merz as seen by Lupe, a satirical blog, which compares him with French actor Louis de Funès. swissinfo.ch
Orlando, Der Bund newspaper. The people of Geneva fire water from their landmark, the Jet d'Eau, at Merz. Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey walks away saying, "You'll have to get yourself out of this mess." swissinfo.ch
"I can only offer you one camel". Carlo Schneider swissinfo.ch
Chappatte, International Herald Tribune swissinfo.ch
Gaddafi says, "I crown you king of the Swiss." Herrmann, Sonntagszeitung newspaper swissinfo.ch
After retrieving a stick referring to the deal with the US over potential tax evaders, Merz the dog is thrown the Libyan stick by a man representing Swiss business interests. Silvan Wegmann swissinfo.ch
Legendary figure William Tell is caught with his pants down. Burki, 24 Heures newspaper swissinfo.ch
Burki, 24 Heures swissinfo.ch
Alex, La Liberté newspaper swissinfo.ch
Political cartoonists lampoon Swiss President Hans-Rudolf Merz.
This content was published on August 31, 2009 - 11:53
Without the backing of the other members of the Swiss cabinet, Merz apologised to Libya for the detention in Geneva last year of Hannibal Gaddafi and his wife. The apology unleashed condemnation of the move across Switzerland.