Escaño Vacante (in Spanish, “Vacant [Parliament] seat”) is an open blog of political opinion and analysis, supported by WordPress, which was open on January 20, 2009.
My name is Jaime Fernández-Paíno (Gijón, Asturias, Spain; May 29, 1993), and I am lawyer and political scientist, meaning I graduated in Law and in Political Science from the Complutense University of Madrid, with a two-year-long staying at the University of Oslo. I’m also alumni of the Colegio de la Inmaculada, in Gijón, where I studied High School since 2005 to 2011.
I was always involved in my School; I was elected unanimously as first Chairman of the Students Representatives and I was also a member of the Editorial Board of Páginas Escolares [School Pages], the School’s newspaper. I was eventually appointed Editor-in-chief and provisional Director. I wrote many reports and conducted some intresting interviews. Anyway, short before leaving the School I resigned my responsibilities in the newspaper, after five wonderful years. I finished High School -big deal in my country- on May 13, 2011, and I was on charge of the Promotion’s speech. My years at the School are the best among those I keep on my memory.
On those days I was also affiliated to Foro Asturias [Asturian Forum], a regional new party, since the day of its foundation. I was the representative of my city on the I Young Convention of the party. However, in March 2004 I quit the party due to important disagreement with decisions which, on my view, violated the principle of internal democracy. Couple of years after, in March 2016, I found an new political project to believe in, and I signed up in Ciudadanos [Citizens].
Since September 2011 until June 2015 I have been living in Madrid, studying a double degree in Law and Political Sciences at Complutense University. Among my responsibilities, being representative of my program, being student representative at several bodies within the University and, several times, independent candidate to the elections. Briefly explained, me against the left-wing associations.
On August 6 2015 I moved to Oslo, Norway, where I lived and studied the last two years of my double degree. First as an Erasmus student and then as Guest Student at the University of Oslo. Norway gave me everything I could ever ask for, and I have met there some of the most important people of my life. That’s why I will always consider Oslo my home.
I graduated in both fields in Madrid, on June 30, 2017. Since september, I am preparing for the civil service as Parliamentary Counsel for the Spanish Parliament.
I can only say, thanks for reading!