CAIRO  - Egypt’s first presidential election since Hosni Mubarak was overthrown a year ago will be held by late May, Wednesday’s state newspaper al-Ahram quoted a government minister as saying. Army leaders who took over from Mubarak in February last year have faced street protests and widespread demands that they hand power to civilians sooner than the end-June deadline they had set themselves. Officials announced earlier this month that nominations for the race would be accepted from March 10, signaling that the generals have accelerated their planned handover of power by about a month.