Brazil's centre-right government has conceded defeat in its attempts to push through controversial cuts to the pension system, which had long been presented as a keystone of austerity reforms.
President Michel Temer had been hoping to push through the downsizing of the generous pension system in the coming days. However, the government has failed to win enough support in Congress, where lawmakers will have to face voters in an October general election.
The killer blow was applied last week by Temer himself when he signed a decree putting the Army in charge of security in Rio de Janeiro, where crime has got out of control.
That made the pension vote impossible because changing the system would require a constitutional amendment and such amendments are not legally allowed while a military intervention is underway.
He has portrayed himself as a reformer determined to bring rigour to Brazil's economy after a two-year recession, plunging investor confidence and high-level corruption scandals.
The idea of cutting benefits and delaying early retirement was deeply unpopular with voters, although welcomed by financial markets. Temer's own credibility has also taken severe blows from allegations of corruption.
That made getting the needed 308 votes out of 513 in the Chamber of Deputies an uphill struggle.
Marun said that political conditions for such a measure will now only "come with the election in October."
In the interim, the government is announcing a package of 15 measures that it says will help boost the slowly improving economy, although analysts say much on that list has already been sent to Congress.
Former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva currently leads in opinion polls for the presidential race in October. However, he has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for corruption and is making a last-ditch attempt to stay out of jail.