Political partyModerate Party NameAbdirizak Waberi PartyModerate Party
WebsiteOfficial website RolePolitician
Born7 May 1966 (age 49)
Abdirizak Waberi (born 7 May 1966) is a Swedish Moderate Party politician. He has been a member of the Swedish parliament since the 2010 election, representing the Gothenburg Municipality constituency.
Waberi was born in Somalia. Prior to entering politics, he worked as a principal at the Romosseskolan Islamic private elementary school in Gothenburg. The institution was criticized by the Swedish School Inspectorate (Skolinspektionen) for its unusual grading pattern, wherein all the ninth grade boys within the system graduated with full marks and were eligible to apply for college, while a lower 71% of girls graduated with full marks. This was in contrast to the gender ratio typically seen in other local schools, where the girls tended to outperform the boys.
In the 2010 election, Waberi was elected to the Swedish parliament, representing the Gothenburg Municipality constituency. He is a deputy member of the legislature's Committee on Defence.
In addition, Waberi serves as the chairman of several organizations, including the Islamic Association in Sweden, Muslim Political Forum and Islamic Schools of Sweden. He is also a member of the board of the Muslim Council of Sweden.
Waberi lives in Angered, Gothenburg. He is married, with five children.