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Pablo Echenique Robba (born 28 August 1978 in Rosario, Santa Fe,
Argentina Argentina (), officially the Argentine Republic ( es, link=no, República Argentina), is a country located mostly in the southern half of South America. Sharing the bulk of the Southern Cone with Chile to the west, the country is also bordered b ...
) is an Argentine-born Spanish physicist and politician. He came to Spain aged 13 to live in
Zaragoza Zaragoza, also known in English as Saragossa, is the capital city of the Province of Zaragoza, Zaragoza province and of the autonomous communities of Spain, autonomous community of Aragon, Spain. It lies by the Ebro river and its tributaries, the ...
and suffers from Spinal muscular atrophy. "En la izquierda a veces la gente se vuelve anticientífica"
Published by Materia on 30 May, 2014 Consulted 26 June, 2014
Echenique was elected a member of the Congress of Deputies in the April 2019 Spanish general election along with the left-wing political party Podemos. Previously, Echenique was one of the five MEPs elected by Podemos in the 2014 European Parliament election, and was a member of the Aragonese Corts between 2015 and 2017. As a scientist, he holds a position at the Spanish National Research Council in
Zaragoza Zaragoza, also known in English as Saragossa, is the capital city of the Province of Zaragoza, Zaragoza province and of the autonomous communities of Spain, autonomous community of Aragon, Spain. It lies by the Ebro river and its tributaries, the ...
(CSIC). In October 2020, he was fined €11,040 for the irregular employment of his assistant. In November 2020, he was fined €80,000 for saying that a man who was murdered in 1985 was a rapist.


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1978 births Living people Members of the 13th Congress of Deputies (Spain) MEPs for Spain 2014–2019 People from Rosario, Santa Fe People with spinal muscular atrophy Podemos (Spanish political party) MEPs Politicians with physical disabilities Spanish physicists Spanish people with disabilities Spanish people of Italian descent Spanish people of Argentine descent Members of the 14th Congress of Deputies (Spain) {{Spain-scientist-stub