On BBC's website, there'a an article entitled Sudan crisis: What you need to know. Some of what's said in there sounds kind of off to me.
So, a protest movement has pushed the military leadership to oust president Al-Bashir a while ago. But - the protests continued, demanding a transfer of authority to civilian entities. So far, makes sense.
But that article also says that the Transitional Military Council, which is in power, agreed with the Alliance for Freedom of Change, supposedly representing the protesters, on a three-year transition period before elections are held, with the reason being that
Demonstrators argue that Mr Bashir's regime is so deeply entrenched that a long transition is needed to dismantle his political network and allow fair elections.
This sounds suspicious. I don't see how protesters would be interested in three years under military oligarchy, nor how that period will "clean up" suspended civilian authorities. It sounds more like an opportunity to wear out popular motivation for change and allow for the military and the previous civilian authorities to kind of merge. But of course - I'm not familiar with the details of the situation in the Sudan.
Now, it's understandable that some period of time is necessary for hereto-suppressed political organizations to form, for the elections procedure to be set up (and negotiated), etc. - but that does not translate to anything close to three years.
So what's actually supposed to happen, concretely, during that period?