Is this sentence correctly written

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"On ZZZ date, the citizens of XXX state at the democratic referendum voted and decided the XXX state became independent state, for the second time in its history"


This is a part of the speech delivered by one ambassador at the reception of its country National day. I am wondering is this sentence grammatically correct? I have this speech in written, so there are no doubts that I maybe overheard something. Frankly, what sounds odd to me is this "BECAME".

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Can you be more specific about where you found this speech, and possibly provide a link to it? It is full of mistakes, and became is just one of them.
 

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Can you be more specific about where you found this speech, and possibly provide a link to it? It is full of mistakes, and became is just one of them.

No, as I said, this was the speech delivered by ambassador of one country (I put XXX as a name of the country, because it`s irrelevant) at the occasion of National day of its state. On the following day, he delivered his speech to all participants in the festivity, to have it in written. Because I ques that ambassadors should be proficient in English, I just copied this part of the speech, for a double check with you. I am also aware that in some other part of the speech he made some mistakes. Beside "became", what else did you find wrong in this sentence?
 
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