Ousted Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra surrounded by supporters outside the Constitutional Court. Photo by AFP.

Six months of see-sawing conflict and protest has seen Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra ousted from her precarious perch of power.

The Southeast Asian nation’s Constitutional Court dismissed Ms Shinawatra and nine cabinet ministers for abuse of power on Wednesday.

But could there be more to the court’s ruling?

Thai politics expert Dr John Blaxland, from the Australian National University’s College of Asia and the Pacific, thinks so. He’s described the push as an “attempted constitutional coup”.

Read the full story to find out why, and what could happen next in Thailand’s ongoing political crisis.