ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi called for a re-election, saying that a manual recount of the votes in Kirkuk province revealed a discrepency exceeding 50 percent. "The percentage of discrepancies revealed by the manual recount in Kirkuk exceeded 50 percent affirming the farce of the elections," tweeted Allawi. Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission ended manual counting of ballots on Thursday, but they are yet to be released. Smaller Kurdistani parties have accused the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) of fraud in Kirkuk. "This is a crime against the people that cannot be ignored. Iraq re-election," he added, reiterating his call for a re-vote. Allawi calls for Iraqis to re-vote after '50 percent' discrepancy in Kirkuk Ya. It's why there have been so many fires in the buildings containing the ballots elsewhere.