What happens if I don’t know anything about this country or its politics?

You don't need to. In fact the party politics of the candidates are of relatively little importance in the Global Vote: all you need to consider is how likely each candidate is to be:

a) a 'world-friendly' leader, committed to co-operation and collaboration with other countries, a principled player in international affairs, or 

b) a 'world-unfriendly' leader, primarily interested in gaining whatever advantage they can for their own country, irrespective of whether this is achieved at the cost of other countries, other people, other species, or the environment. 

We hope that the brief information given about each candidate is sufficient to help you decide on this point - as well as being balanced, neutral and factual.