SAO PAULO, Sept 8 (Reuters) – Brazil’s main stock index fell close to 4% on Wednesday, its biggest daily drop in six months, while the real also fell sharply, in a session that mirrored the concerns about the country’s economic agenda given the increase in political-institutional tensions.
* Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro criticized the country’s Supreme Federal Court (STF) on Tuesday and questioned the integrity of next year’s elections, on a day in which his supporters demonstrated in major cities, in the middle intense tensions in the largest democracy in Latin America.
* The Bovespa closed down 3.75% to 113,451.50 points, the lowest close since March 24 and the largest daily percentage loss since March 8, according to preliminary data.
* The real, meanwhile, fell 2.84% to 5.3236 units per dollar, its largest daily percentage decline since June 2020.
(Reporting by Paula Arend Laier. Edited in Spanish by Rodrigo Charme)