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Brazil's Workers' Party likens front-runner to Hitler

Last Updated Oct 5, 2018 at 6:21 am PDT

FILE: This April 18, 2016 photo released by Agencia Brasil shows congressman Jair Bolsonaro during the impeachment process against former Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, in Brasilia, Brazil. In 27 years as a congressman, Bolsonaro only presented two proposals that became law -- one to extend tax benefits in the information technology industry, and another to make available an experimental cancer drug. (Marcelo Camargo/Agencia Brasil via AP)

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil’s Workers’ Party is comparing far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro to Adolf Hitler in a new video.

The video was published Thursday from the party’s Twitter account and comes as Bolsonaro is seeing a rise in the polls.

The congressman and former army captain commands 32 per cent of voter support ahead of Sunday’s election. He is trailed by Workers’ Party candidate Fernando Haddad, who has 21 per cent of support among those polled.

Bolsonaro has a history of controversial statements. The video shows him making offensive comments and includes images of Hitler.

Bolsonaro can be seen arguing that voting “won’t change anything” and saying that only a civil war will solve the country’s problems.

The candidate has gained about 10 per cent in the polls since being stabbed while campaigning last month.