Voters in Guinea are casting ballots Saturday in parliamentary elections that have been postponed repeatedly for nearly two years and plagued by violent protests.
Leading up to the Saturday's vote, at least one person was killed and dozens injured in campaign clashes in the West African nation.
The government issued a statement following Monday's violence, urging political parties to get their supporters to refrain from violence.
The opposition party has expressed concerned over possible irregularities with voter lists and the government's overall readiness for the vote.
Some 1,700 candidates are seeking the 114 available seats in the national assembly.
The parliamentary elections are considered the last step in Guinea's transition from military dictatorship to civilian rule. Former opposition leader Alpha Conde of the Malinke ethnic group won a close presidential election in 2010.
Tensions between the Malinke and Peul ethnic groups led to rioting in the capital, Conakry, last year. This year has seen repeated protests from the opposition, which is made up primarily of members of the Peul.