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Toulouse Congress, 2012
Socialist Party (France) leadership election 
Second Toulouse Congress was the twenty-third national congress of the French Socialist Party ( Parti socialiste or PS), the congress was held from October 26 to 28, 2012, in the city of Toulouse in the Haute-Garonne.
Martine Aubry announced that she would not run for a second term. The National Secretary for Coordination Harlem Désir became the next party leader.
Five motions were voted upon by members:
Motion 1: "Mobilise the French People for a Successful Change" ( Mobiliser les Français pour réussir le changement): Led by Harlem Désir and supported by Martine Aubry, Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, all socialist members of the Cabinet and a majority of MPs.
Motion 2: "Matter of Principle" ( Question de principes): Led by Juliette Méadel and endorsed by Gaëtan Gorce.
Motion 3: "Now the Left" ( Maintenant la gauche): Led by Emmanuel Maurel and supported by Marie-Noëlle Lienemann, Gérard Filoche, Jérôme Guedj and the Utopia movement.
Motion 4: "Dare. Further. Faster" ( Oser. Plus loin. Plus vite): Led by Stéphane Hessel and supported by Pierre Larrouturou. Motion 5: "Toulouse, my Congress" ( Toulouse, mon congrès): Motion led by Constance Blanchard.
Results of the Motions vote 
Motion 1 (Désir)
Motion 3 (Maurel)
Motion 4 (Hessel)
Motion 2 (Méadel)
Motion 5 (Blanchard)
Election of the First Secretary 
On October 12, 2012, Emmanuel Maurel confirmed that he would be a candidate for the Party Leadership.
He lost to Harlem Désir.