I think he's being misunderstood. He said this in his victory speech last night and he was talking about all the things he was going to do in his first term - a term here is normally three years. So the three years was a reference to 'my first term' not a statement that it would necessarily take all three years.
Ahh, okay. I went back and read the original article and yes, I think you’re right, that’s what they meant.
Congrats on the “conservative” victory.