Sepp Blatter's unopposed re-election as FIFA president last year should be the subject of an internal investigation into whether he unfairly exploited his position, according to a Council of Europe assembly committee.
• FA encouraged by FIFA plans
A meeting of the culture, science, education and media committee in Paris on Tuesday on "good governance and ethics in sport" passed a draft resolution calling on FIFA to launch an inquiry and to speed up their reforms.
Blatter was re-elected in June after rival candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam withdrew after he was charged with bribery - and in July was banned for life.
Football Association chairman David Bernstein appealed unsuccessfully for the election to be postponed, and the committee of the Council of Europe - the watchdog body which oversees the European Court of Human Rights - believes the election process should now be scrutinised.
The draft resolution states: "The Assembly specifically calls on FIFA to take the necessary steps to cast full light on the facts underlying the various scandals which, in recent years, have tarnished its image and that of international football.
"The Assembly insists that FIFA ... open an internal investigation in order to determine whether, and to what extent, during the latest campaign for the office of president, the candidates, and particularly the successful candidate, exploited their institutional positions to obtain unfair advantages for themselves or for potential voters."
Bin Hammam was banned after being found guilty of offering cash gifts of 40,000 US dollars each to 25 officials from the Caribbean at a meeting three weeks before the FIFA election.
Blatter's campaign tactics were also questioned when he announced to the CONCACAF federation extra funding of one million US dollars.
The resolution also calls on FIFA to publish in full all documents it has in relation to the ISL court case, in which four current or former FIFA members are understood to be named as having taken kickbacks from the organisation's marketing firm during the 1990s.
The report to the committee by Francois Rochebloine, from France, says presidential terms of offices for all sporting organisations should be limited.
It points out that as well as football, the international federations of athletics, tennis, gymnastics, handball and skiing - among others - all have presidents who were elected during the 1990s.