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Thai government collapses

Thailand's government collapsed Tuesday when the nation's high court banned the prime minister from politics, dissolving three political parties in his ruling coalition, The Washington Post reported.

The charges against Somchai Wongsawat were of vote-buying and other election irregularities.

Due to the ruling, anti-government protesters declared an end to their weeklong blockade of Bangkok's airports, The Star Tribune reported.

Most demonstrations have been peaceful, but one Thai citizen was killed during an explosion at a protest.

Leaders of the disbanded People's Power Party said they would reconstruc the government under another name and hold on to power, although officials say it is unlikely.